ERIC Number: ED271527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Money Income of Households, Families, and Persons in the United States: 1984.
Current Population Reports, Series P-60 n151 Apr 1986
This statistical compilation looks at personal income at three levels: household, family, and individual. Within each of these categories, income figures for 1984 and 1983 are related to selected characteristics such as type of residence, geographic region, race, educational level, age, size of household or family, and number of wage earners in the family. Distribution of income is shown according to racial group and in total from 1967 to 1984. Real median household income rose 2.3% to $22,420, representing a gain for white and black households, but no significant change for Spanish-origin households. Real median family income rose for the second consecutive year. Increased employment and higher real earning levels contributed to the 2.8% increase. The increases were experienced by both white and Spanish-origin families, leaving the median for black families unchanged. The number of men and women with earnings rose substantially--an increase of 1.5 million over 1983 for men and an increase of over 2.1 million for females. The proportion of people working year-round, full-time increased for men while it remained the same for women. The median earnings for year-round, full time workers rose about 2%, placing median earnings at $23,220 for men and $14,780 for women. (ETS)
Descriptors: Blacks, Census Figures, Employment Statistics, Family Income, Family Size, Family (Sociological Unit), Females, Geographic Location, Hispanic Americans, Income, Males, Whites
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
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