ERIC Number: ED094908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Influence of Sex on Wage-Incomes of Black, Blue-Collar Workers in Selected Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas of Texas.
Dietrich, Katheryn; Greiser, Lee
The study explored sex disparities in economic remuneration for gainful employment among black, blue collar wage earners residing in selected nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas of Texas. The bulk of the workers' families lived in or near poverty and were highly dependent on famale as well as male income. Preliminary analysis revealed that being female had a high negative correlation with their incomes earned in the 12 months preceding the survey. The 1970 nonmetropolitan data were collected from two rural villages and a town of about 5,000 persons in east Texas, which were located in a county characterized by a higher proportion of blacks and a substantially lower median family income than for Texas as a whole. Most of the residents, both male and female, were employed in the area's poultry and lumber industries. The metropolitan data were collected a year later in a lower class, black ghetto of Houston. The median family income in this ghetto was among the lowest of any ward in the city. Individuals were sampled for sex, wage income, occupation, time worked, job training, education, and age. The study found that, among both nonmetropolitan and metropolitan groups, being female had a strong negative effect on wage income. Considering the high dependence of working and lower class black families on female incomes, the study suggested that sexism is an important factor to be investigated in future studies of black poverty. (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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.
Identifiers - Location: Texas; Texas (Houston)