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Family structure, race, and the feminization of poverty

Thomas J. Kniesner

Family structure, race, and the feminization of poverty

by Thomas J. Kniesner

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Published by University of Wisconsin--Madison in [Madison] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- United States -- Economic conditions -- Longitudinal studies.,
    • Poor women -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.,
    • Women heads of households -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementThomas J. Kniesner, Marjorie B. McElroy, Steven P. Wilcox.
      SeriesInstitute for Research on Poverty discussion paper ;, no. 810-86, Discussion papers (University of Wisconsin--Madison. Institute for Research on Poverty) ;, 86-810.
      ContributionsMcElroy, Marjorie B., Wilcox, Steven P.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ1421 .K56 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination40 p. ;
      Number of Pages40
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2152307M
      LC Control Number88621950

      FAMILY STRUCTURE, POVERTY' AND THE UNDERCLASS Although the Sawhill study has not been replicated with more recent data, there is good reason to believe that a large proportion of women on welfare would be unable to earn their way out of poverty or significantly improve their economic position even if they worked full-time, year round. This Feminization of Poverty Essay example is published for educational and informational purposes only. If you need a custom essay or research paper on this topic, please use our writing offers reliable custom essay writing services that can help you to receive high grades and impress your professors with the quality of each essay or research paper you hand in.

      R ead through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject: 1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and 2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city. S.S. McLanahan, M.J. Carlson, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Women are more likely to be poor than men in nearly all Western nations. The ‘ feminization of poverty ’ was first noted by Diana Pearce in the late s, and since that time, various scholars have examined trends in men's and women's poverty rates—and the ratio between them—in order.

      Economic inequality is an issue that has existed for years around the world, especially in developing countries. Sometimes dubbed “global capitalism,” this inequality can be argued to have, in turn, created social classes that have ultimately influenced women in poverty around the world. Such women often find themselves in situations of informalization, flexibilization and feminization as. The dramatic connection between thriving, intact families being a woman’s and child’s strongest protection against poverty has been well-established for decades. Considering the significant detriment poverty brings to the lives of mothers and their children and all the other personal life issues it negatively affects—physical and emotional health, educational progress, safe and desirable.


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Family structure, race, and the feminization of poverty by Thomas J. Kniesner Download PDF EPUB FB2

The findings highlight the importance of considering gender-specific differences in human capital, employment, family structure, and immigration characteristics in an analysis of gender inequality in poverty. However, the form and magnitude of these factors vary substantially across racial and ethnic lines.

Race and ethnicity. Feminization Cited by: In the United States sincethe increase in the number of poor women greatly exceeded that of poor men, resulting in a trend termed the feminization of poverty. This paper provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of changes in family structure over the last 15 years and their impact, by race Cited by: 1.

Feminization of poverty refers to a trend of increasing inequality in living standards between men and women widening gap in poverty between women and men as noticed towards the end of the twentieth century. This phenomenon is not only a consequence of lack of income, but is also the result of the deprivation of capabilities and gender biases present in both societies Family structure governments.

This article delineates the contribution of gender, race, ethnicity, marital, and parental status to the feminization of poverty. Its analysis of recent published and unpublished census data suggests that gender, race, and ethnicity strongly affect poverty by: The Feminization of Poverty in the United StatesGender, Race, Ethnicity, and Family Factors Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Family Issues 15(4) December with 1, Reads.

This article examines the link between gender and poverty. It begins with a discussion of selected theoretical perspectives that have informed the study of poverty, with emphasis on economic insufficiency, capabilities deprivation, and social exclusion as well as the feminization of poverty.

It then considers key contributions to the empirical literature on poverty and gender, focusing on. In contrast, only percent of families headed by a married couple live in poverty (see Figure “Family Structure and Poverty Rate Family structure of Each Type of Structure That Lives in Poverty)”).

The figure for female-headed families provides additional evidence for the feminization of poverty concept introduced earlier. The feminization of poverty refers to female householders and their children becoming an increasing percentage of the poor population.

After examining effects of race on poverty of female-headed households from tothis study investigates statistical relationships among female poverty, economic and labor market conditions, and transfer payments (specifically AFDC) by means of the.

The demographic perspective emphasizes the changing structure of the American family, and in particular, the breakup of the two-spouse family, as the main factor that has shaped the feminization of poverty since (Smith and WardBarrington and Conrad ).

Within. Race, ethnicity, family structure, feminization of poverty, young and old are poor Why is caste system changing in India South: Dalit entrepreneurship caste system breaking down.

These three developments – 1) The Moynihan Report, 2) the recognition of the growing feminization of poverty and the impact of developments in contraception, and 3) the understanding of the unique specialization of work and resources created by husband and wife – laid an early foundation for understanding the role that family formation.

Contributions are varied. "A Biscuit for a Letter" examines education in the antebellum South. "Black Intellectuals on Trial" and "Africans' Perspectives on Race in the US" both analyse the role of race and racism in America. "Feminization of Poverty and the Black Family" illustrates the double burden of race and gender borne by black women.

The family structure of African Americans has long been a matter of national public policy interest. A report by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, known as The Moynihan Report, examined the link between black poverty and family structure.

It hypothesized that the destruction of the black nuclear family structure would hinder further progress toward economic and political equality.

Feminization of Poverty Poverty is an issue that is faced by multitudes of people around the world. Poverty itself is defined as, “the state of being poor” (Merriam Webster). According to Sara S. McLanahan, of Princeton University, “In the United States, poverty is defined as not having enough income to pay for basic needs, such as food.

The feminization of poverty • Factors that influence include: 1. DIVORCE 2. BREADWINNER IDEOLOGY/EDUCATION 3. AGING 4. IDEOLOGY OF ROMANTIC LOVE.

Poverty has been going through a feminization process in the recent decades. The overwhelming majority of those in poverty and those affected by poverty have been women recently. The trend has been set by the thousand of working women that head a single parent household.

These women work and work and still are barely able to support their family. Poverty is a national and an international social impediment. However, women tend to be most vulnerable to poverty. The term "feminization of poverty" was first used by Diana Pearce in Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood - by Patrick Parkinson February Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood. Diane, The Feminization of Poverty: Women, Work, and Welfare, 11 Urban & Social Change Rev. 28 (). Understanding ever-changing family systems and patterns requires taking the pulse of contemporary family life from time to time.

This book paints a portrait of family continuity and change in the later half of the 20 th century, with a focus on data from the 's to present.

The authors explore such topics as the growth in cohabitation. The feminization of poverty may have biological and social structure roles as its foundation, but for women in the developing world especially, there is a third issue that keeps women in poverty: a lack of healthcare access.

Poor health for a woman affects their ability to earn an income. Feminization of poverty describes a phenomenon in which women represent disproportionate percentages of the world's poor. UNIFEM describes it as "the burden of poverty borne by women, especially in developing countries".

This concept is not only a consequence of lack of income, but is also the result of the deprivation of capabilities and gender biases present in both societies and governments. The majority of children living below the poverty line in the United States are a dependent in a single-mother household.

Sincethe proportion of children living with single mothers has steadily risen from 8% to 23% in 7 Inthe rate of poverty in households headed by single women was approximately %, compared to around % for households headed by single men. 8.One key explanation for the feminization of poverty in the early s was a change in family structure, particularly in the number of female-headed households created by divorce.

The divorce rate steadily climbed from the s untiland in divorces where children were involved, women were more likely to receive custody.