ERIC Number: ED086383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-22
Families Under Stress: An Interethnic Comparison of Disability Among Selected Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Families.
Jackson, Sheryl R.; Kuvlesky, William P.
The purpose of this paper was to explore the extent to which differentials in occurrence and degree of disability existed among selected families of different ethnic types--Southern blacks in Texas, Spanish speaking farm migrants in California, Hawaiian Ethnics; and whites in Wisconsin and Vermont. Respondents were homemakers between the ages of 18 (younger if they were mothers of at least 1 child) and 65 having children in the household. The stimulus question for disability was "Is anyone in this family sick all the time or disabled in any way?" Interviews were completed in metropolitan areas for 294 homemakers in Texas, 202 in Hawaii, and 208 in Wisconsin. They were completed in nonmetropolitan areas for 259 homemakers in Texas, 169 in California, and 218 in Vermont. Data indicated that: (1) individual and family disability were influenced to a greater extent by ethnicity than by place of residence; (2) there were no significant differences in number of family members disabled according to place of residence or ethnicity; (3) place of residence affected the positional distribution of disability; and (4) place of residence differentials had a significant affect on the magnitude of disability. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southwestern Sociological Society's Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 22, 1973