ERIC Number: ED175974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
The Social and Economic Status of the Black Population in the United States: An Historical View, 1790-1978. Current Population Reports, Special Studies, Series P-23, No. 80.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
This report presents an historical review of changes in the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the black population in the United States. The study focuses on changes which have occurred in population distribution, income levels, labor force, employment, education, family composition, mortality, fertility, housing, voting, public officeholding, armed forces personnel, and living conditions among blacks between 1790 and 1978. Most of the data are from the Bureau of the Census, with additional statistics from other Federal agencies and from private sources. Numerous tables, graphs, and charts illustrate the comparative data used in the review. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A