Poverty and African-American Single Females Analytical Essay by Research Group

Poverty and African-American Single Females
Examines the social problems of poverty among African-Americans, especially single families headed by women.
# 27132 | 1,425 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 25, 2003 in Sociology (Welfare) , African-American Studies (General)

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The paper provides statistics and data which indicate the growing trend of poverty among this population group. It also analyzes the nature and existence of the problem by drawing on relevant demographic, economic and political data.

From the Paper:

"This reduction in poverty was shared by families of all types, including those maintained by married couples and those maintained by women householders. (Simms, 1998, A3). Looking specifically at female households with children, the poverty rate dropped below 34 percent for the first time while the rate for families with female householders dropped below the 50 percent mark, also a historic first. (Simms, 1998, A3). When these figures, however, are laid out against the population as a whole, the power of that reduction is more clear. AIn spite of this tremendous progress, African Americans still lag behind other groups. The poverty rate for non-Hispanic Whites, 8.6 percent, was only one-third the Black rate, and the rate for Asian and Pacific Islanders was just over one-half of Blacks (14.0 percent) (Simms, 1998, A3). Most important, within the category of African Americans, single females (especially single mothers) are in the lowest sectors."

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