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ERIC Number: ED022595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 22
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A Family Structure Approach to the Analysis of Poverty.
Stuby, Richard G.
A typological approach to the analysis of poverty, based on selected characteristics of family structure, is suggested since the family unit is a concrete or actual structure in society, and much of the research and many of the action programs of the war on poverty have implicitly invoked some concept of the family. The typology of family structure suggested involves 4 dimensions: (1) family life-cycle, (2) membership composition, (3) completeness, and (4) sex of head. Data from a field study of 809 low-income families are included to indicate that this typology can be effectively operationalized. A 5 by 7 or 35-cell table of types of family structure, and informative footnotes conclude the document. (SW)
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Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Meetings, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 1968.