ERIC Number: ED167653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Five Thousand American Families--Patterns of Economic Progress. Volume III: Analyses of the First Six Years of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.
Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Morgan, James N., Ed.
This volume focuses on the main issues to which the Panel Study of Income Dynamics was directed--the determinants of the changing economic fortunes of black and white families. The economic status of the families studied, patterns of transition, and changes in the structure of the families and their relationship to changes in economic activity are examined. The short run relationship among attitudes, behavior patterns, and economic status is investigated. A possible policy approach to the problems of maintaining minimum living standards for all families is discussed. Specific problems faced by many families are dealt with. These include the social and economic consequences of marital disruption and other disruptive events such as unemployment, evictions, unplanned children, and illness. Child care options available to working parents and several aspects of residential mobility are looked at. Also examined is the equity at various income levels of the income tax and the recent gasoline price inflation. In addition, the risk avoidance behavior of sample families as it relates to their economic fortunes is analyzed. Summaries of related research and reports are presented. Appendices on the quality of the data, statistical method, and use of the Sentence Completion Test are included. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Consumer Economics, Day Care, Economic Change, Economic Factors, Economic Status, Family Income, Family Mobility, Family Problems, Family Status, Inflation (Economics), Living Standards, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Marital Instability, Unemployment, Whites
Publication Sales, Institute for Social Research, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Paper $7.50; Cloth $12.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Survey Research Center.