ERIC Number: ED403345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Economic Standing of Minorities and Women in the Chicago Metropolitan Area 1970-1990. Final Report.
Latino Inst., Chicago, IL.; Chicago Urban League, IL.; Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.
This report uses figures from the 1990 Census to present a detailed and comprehensive picture of the changes that occurred in the economic standing of women and minorities during the 1970s and 1980s in the six-county Chicago (Illinois) metropolitan area. The terms African American, Asian American, Latino, and White are used to describe the city's major racial/ethnic groups. During this period, the large economic disparities between the Chicago area's African American and Latino populations and its Whites remained basically unchanged or actually widened as measured by family income, poverty, children in poverty, labor force participation, unemployment, high school completion (figure 8, pages 22-23), and college completion (figure 9, pages 24-25). Minority populations in the suburbs generally retained their higher economic status relative to their counterparts in the city. The large economic disparities between female-headed households and all other households also remained largely unchanged over these years. Female-headed households continued to experience much higher rates of poverty than other households. Appendixes contain a table of data for the metropolitan area and definitions of the population groups and economic indicators. (Contains 12 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Latino Inst., Chicago, IL.; Chicago Urban League, IL.; Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois