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ERIC Number: EJ784635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7732
Street Men, Family Men: Race and Men's Extended Family Integration
Sarkisian, Natalia
Social Forces, v86 n2 p763-794 Dec 2007
Disorganization theories postulate that black men have largely abandoned their familial roles. Using the NSFH data, this article refutes the hypothesis of black men's familial disengagement by focusing on extended family integration. Black men are more likely than white men to live with or near extended kin, as well as to frequently see kin in person. Men are similar across race in terms of emotional and practical help, although black men are less likely than white men to provide financial assistance. The racial differences can be mostly attributed to the socioeconomic disadvantage of black men. The similarities emerge because blacks' economic disadvantage hinders their involvement, but cultural values and extended family structure bring their involvement to the levels of the more economically advantaged whites. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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