ERIC Number: ED159290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Social Indicators of Equality for Minorities and Women.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report presents newly designed statistical measures ("social indicators of equality") which compare the level of well-being of the minority and female populations to that of the majority (white) male population and assess the nation's progress toward achieving equality. Census and Survey of Income and Education statistics from 1960, 1970, and 1976 are the raw data sources used. The indicators cover different aspects of education, employment, income, poverty, and housing for men and women in the following groups: American Indians/Alaskan Natives; blacks; Mexican Americans; Japanese Americans; Chinese Americans; Pilipino Americans; Puerto Ricans; and, for comparative purposes, whites not of Hispanic origin. Despite some inprovement in many areas, the indicators demonstrate, majority males have continued to enjoy broader opportunities and to reap disproportionate benefits while women and minority males have in many instances fallen even further behind. (Author/KR)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Educational Opportunities, Employment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Housing, Income, Low Income Groups, Males, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Puerto Ricans, Quality of Life, Salary Wage Differentials, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Analysis, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
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