ERIC Number: ED179641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Born to Be Poor: Birthplace and Number of Brothers and Sisters As Factors in Adult Poverty.
Orshansky, Mollie; Bretz, Judith S.
Social Security Bulletin, Jan 1976
Data from the Social Security Administration's Retirement History Study and a supplement to the 1968 Current Population Survey are discussed in terms of the relationship between (1) family size and residence, and (2) economic and educational status. It is shown that household heads who grew up as members of large families and/or as natives of small towns or rural areas tend to have less education and are more likely to be poor than those coming from small families and/or large cities. Statistics are presented for both male- and female-headed households and for blacks, whites, and the total population. Also noted are findings regarding occupation and findings comparing size of childhood family with number of one's own subsequent children. Implications for public educational and economic policy are outlined. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Security Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.