ERIC Number: ED392870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Income and Poverty. What the 1990 Census Says about Minnesota.
Tichy, John; Craig, William J.
This report is a look at what the 1990 Census has to say about income and poverty in Minnesota and its major metropolitan area, the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul). The report is organized into five parts, each addressing a different variation on the central theme of income and poverty: (1) Income Overview; (2) Income Types; (3) Poverty Overview; (4) Household Types and Poverty; and (5) Race, Income, and Poverty. After review of census figures providing the truth about poverty and minorities, it is clear that minorities are, in fact, worse off than whites in terms of income and poverty. The causes of racial disparities in income and poverty are complex and tightly interwoven, and the census cannot reveal all these complexities. Household composition and age certainly help explain minority poverty, but it is not clear whether they are causes, contributing factors, effects, or a combination of the three. Although the census can illuminate much about cities and poverty, it cannot explain racism and poverty. Four appendixes contain maps of Minnesota counties and cities. (Contains 4 maps, 43 figures, 68 tables, and 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.
Identifiers: Census 1990; Minnesota (Minneapolis); Minnesota (Saint Paul); Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Note: For a related document, see UD 030 833.