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ERIC Number: ED051454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 61
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A Study of Selected Characteristics and Practices of 150 Low-Income Homemakers with Children in Chenango, Delaware, and Schoharie Counties 1969.
Beers, Rose K.
As part of a continuing study by home economists, in three contiguous New York State counties, of ways to identify and respond to the needs of low-income families, an interview-questionnaire was administered to 150 low-income homemakers who had children at home. The purposes of this data-collection technique were: (1) to identify some of the characteristics of low-income families; (2) to determine some of the homemaking practices and needs of low-income homemakers; (3) to discover what low-income homemakers consider as problems related to food and clothing; and (4) to suggest ways to respond to these problems. The data collected were analyzed by frequency distribution. Results of the study show that the primary concern of these homemakers is getting enough food for the money they have to expend; the same concern showed in clothing problems. A need for help with financial planning is clearly evident. Impressions of the families, as shown by interviewers' notes, are presented; these "word portraits" relate to family characteristics, health, income and money management, and housing and housekeeping. The resolution of these problems will require the efforts of other agencies, as well as Cooperative Extension. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.