ERIC Number: ED121877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-25
Reference Count: 0
Family Linked Characteristics of Poverty.
Osmond, Marie Withers; Grigg, Charles M.
Questions raised by previous research on poverty, addressing the comparative trends in black and white family stability, and the cumulative nature of poverty linked characteristics are studied here. In addressing critical issues resulting from previous research, this study further elucidates the concepts of marital and family stability, uses the family system as the unit of analysis, uses within-group comparisons to supplement information on between group comparisons, examines correlates of stability and dependency independently, and investigates the interactive processes among major effectors. Results are organized around two topics: (1) an analysis of the interrelationship of three of the more critical indicators--family stability, marital stability, and family economic dependence--and (2) a comparative anlaysis of a number of predictor variables on four district criteria variables: family dependency in terms of adult earnings, family dependency in terms of gross income, average weeks per year worked by family head, and average weeks per year that family receives public assistance. Findings dramatize the fact that economic dependency is not a simple predictable outocme from what happens to one particular type of family due to some single family characteristic or event. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. for Social Research.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, California, August 25-29, 1975)