ERIC Number: ED110527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Poor Vs. the Non-Poor: An Ethnic and Metropolitan-Nonmetropolitan Comparison.
Kutner, Nancy G.
The stated purpose of this paper is to summarize findings from survey data which tap approximately 30 of the so-called "poverty traits." The data were collected in 1970-71 from both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan families, varying in income and ethnic background, and living in widely different parts of the U.S. Twenty-nine poverty traits searched for are presented under four headings: (1) relationship of subculture to larger society; (2) nature of local slum community; (3) nature of family; and (4) attitudes, values, and character of the individual. It is stated that in order to summarize a rather large amount of data, the paper focuses on significant differences which were found between economically poor and nonpoor families in each of the six ethnic/residence categories. It was found that significant differences between poor and nonpoor in the two Spanish-speaking groups existed on considerably fewer traits than in the case of black or white respondent groups. Significant differences between poor and nonmetropolitan whites were found on a smaller number of 11 traits among both the nonmetropolitan blacks and the metropolitan whites studied. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (August 26-29, 1974)