ERIC Number: ED086381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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Black Families Under Stress: A Metropolitan-Nonmetropolitan Comparison of Individual and Family Disability in a Southern Area.
Taft, Earl A.; Byrd, Flossie M.
The report explored the extent to which differential access to health, medical and hospital facilities in metropolitan (M) and nonmetropolitan (NM) areas related to differentials in number and degree of disabilities among Black family members. Data were obtained from Black families in a large metropolitan center, a small town (about 5,000 population), and 2 small open country villages in East Texas. The respondents were female homemakers, not over 65 years of age and not under 18 (unless they were the mothers of at least 1 child), with children in the household. Over 94% of persons in the nonmetropolitan areas who met these criteria were interviewed in June 1970. Findings and conclusions are limited because the populations involved are homogeneous and relatively small. Although a general conclusion cannot be drawn about M and NM differences because the M sample is not representative of the total metropolis, a general conclusion is made that education, income, and occupation had more significant effects on family disability than did M-NM residence. Family disability was much more prevalent than individual disability affecting approximately 1/4 of all the families studied. (FF)
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Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Prairie View A and M Univ., TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas