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ERIC Number: ED080635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 20
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Blacks and Southern Poverty.
Williams, J. Sherwood; And Others
Several researchers have shown that whites benefit from the presence of large numbers of blacks. This study attempts to determine the effect that the proportion of blacks in an area has upon both black and white poverty rates. Using standard correlation techniques, the basic relationships are examined for 92 Southern SMSA's (Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas). The data used were taken from the 1970 U. S. Census Reports. Findings indicate that there is a negative relationship between the proportion of the black population and the number of whites that are in poverty. However, this is the case for blacks. It was found that the ratio of blacks to whites in poverty is linearly related to the percentage of the general population that is black. A general program that would help reduce the size of the poor population and benefit the general population is outlined. (Author/RJ)
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