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Duncan, Greg J.; Rodgers, Willard – American Sociological Review, 1991
Traditional measures indicating little net change in long-term poverty for children between the late 1960s and the early 1980s mask certain statistical and demographic changes. A rise in female-based households, fewer well-paying jobs for younger workers, and greater dependence on social assistance have offset smaller family sizes and parental…
Descriptors: Children, Economically Disadvantaged, Estimation (Mathematics), Family Income
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Hofferth, Sandra L.; Moore, Kristin A. – American Sociological Review, 1979
Early childbearing is shown to have an effect on the education of the mother, the size of her ultimate family, and her labor force participation. Early first birth was found to be less detrimental to the later economic well being of Black women than of White women. (RLV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Mothers, Economic Status, Employment Potential