ERIC Number: ED107418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Place of Residence on Family Disability Among Selected Populations: Southern Blacks, Western Mexican Americans, Hawaiian Ethnics, and Northeastern Whites.
Jackson, Sheryl R.
Disability increases and decreases among selected families of different ethnic types in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas were investigated relative to increases in: education of the homemaker, level of family income and occupation of main income source, and size of family. Sample populations were metropolitan Texas blacks (n=294), Hawaiian ethnics (n=202), and Wisconsin whites (n=208) and nonmetropolitan Texas blacks (n=259), California Spanish-speaking farm migrants (n=169), and Vermont whites (n=218). Female homemakers between the ages of 18 and 65 with children in the household were interviewed during 1970-71 and were asked if any in the family were sick all the time or were in any way disabled. Findings indicated there were no consistent patterns in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan differences but that: metropolitan samples had higher family disability index means in the lowest educational levels, while nonmetropolitan samples had higher means in the highest educational levels; when income levels were controlled, metropolitan family disability index scores were higher than those of nonmetropolitan families; and when size of family was controlled, family disability index scores for metropolitan samples at the first level of family size were lower than those of nonmetropolitan samples in two out of three cases. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.
Note: For related document, see ED 086 383. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (College Park, Maryland, August 1973)