ERIC Number: ED028015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Poverty Among Nonwhite Families in Texas and the Nation: A Comparative Analysis. Departmental Information Report 68-4.
Lever, Michael F.; Upham, W. Kennedy
The purpose of this report is to provide basic information about poor nonwhite families in Texas compared with those in the nation at large, using 1960 U.S. Census of Population figures as the major information source for comparisons. Poverty is defined in this report as a total family income below $3,00. The first 2 chapters are concerned with the magnitude of poverty and its residential distribution. Comparisons presented in these initial chapters illustrate that the proportion of nonwhite families living in poverty in Texas is about 20% higher than in the nation, and that relatively more of the State's total white poverty than nonwhite poverty occurs in rural areas, and conversely, that relatively more of the total nonwhite than white poverty occurs in urban areas. The remaining chapters are concerned with similar U.S. and Texas comparisons of relationships between poverty and occupational distribution, employment characteristics, educational attainment, and selected family characteristics. (EV)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.