ERIC Number: EJ311161
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Does Welfare Dependency Cause Female Headship? The Case of the Black Family.
Darity, William A., Jr.; Myers, Samuel L., Jr.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v46 n4 p765-79 Nov 1984
Uses a Granger-Sims statistical causality test applied to survey and social security data from 1955 to 1980 to examine the attractiveness of welfare as an inducement for Black women to stay single. Refutes this economic motivation theory and suggests a decline in available Black males as a determinant. (JAC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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