ERIC Number: ED081897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Affecting the Stability of the Low-Income Family. Final Report.
Thompson, David L.; Miles, Guy H.
In a nationwide study, data about attitudes, behavior, and socioeconomic and personal characteristics were collected from over 6000 low-income people. Both the welfare poor and the working poor were included in the study. This report covers only that part of the results that is relevant to family stability in the low-income population. The findings generally support the WIN guidelines, which assume that if an unemployed head of household were to obtain a job, he would gain increased respect from his family and would develop greater self-respect. In addition, it is assumed that, because he would provide a preferable model for his children to follow, family stability would in some way be greatly improved if he were to leave welfare and obtain a job. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Women, Family Characteristics, Family Life, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Heads of Households, Poverty, Self Esteem, Welfare Recipients, Working Poor
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-211 704, MF $1.45, HC $5.45)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: North Star Research and Development Inst., Minneapolis, Minn.