ERIC Number: ED048456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Urban Poverty and Labor Force Participation (and Comment).
Mooney, Joseph D.; Cain, Glen G.
The American Economic Review, v57 n1 p104-119 Mar 1967 and v59 n1 p185-198 Mar 1969
This report investigates the relationship between the national unemployment rate and labor force participation among the urban poor. In addition to comparing participation by the urban poor to that of the general population, the report pays special attention to married women and blacks. Based on a cross-sectional analysis of the 52 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the report concludes that the average black family attempts to escape poverty during high employment by becoming a multiple earner family. A comment on the report by Glen Cain and the author's response are included. (BH)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Family Income, Labor Economics, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Slums
Institute for Research on Poverty, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.