ERIC Number: ED080631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of the Low-Income Population: 1972. Current Population Reports, Consumer Income, Series P-60, No. 88, June 1973 (Advance Data From March 1973 Current Population Survey).
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
This publication of advance data from the March 1973 Current Population Survey relates to consumer income: characteristics of the low-income population, 1972. About 24.5 million were below the low-income level in 1972, this figure being 1.1 million or 4.3 percent below the 1971 figure. The number of low-income whites declined by about 9 percent in 1972, while there is some evidence of a small increase in the number of low-income blacks. Over the same period, low-income persons 65 years and over declined by about 12 percent, while for persons under this age, the number did not change significantly. The sex of the family head continues to be an important factor--families headed by women have become a greater proportion of all low-income families. Significant differences in age composition of the white and Negro low-income groups are found. Children under 18 years in 1972 accounted for about 36 percent of all whites below low-income level as compared to 52 percent for Negroes. On the average, 1972 incomes of low-income families headed by men were closer to being raised above the poverty line than were the incomes of families headed by women. (Author/RJ)
Descriptors: Blacks, Census Figures, Data Analysis, Demography, Economic Factors, Family Characteristics, Income, Low Income Groups, Population Trends, Poverty, Statistical Data, Whites
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.35)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.