Date of Award

1995

Degree Name

Sociology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree

M.A.

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Ahmad Khalili

Second Advisor

Kenneth Ambrose

Third Advisor

William Westbrook

Abstract

This is a descriptive analysis to study the concomitant of economic disparities in the city of Huntington, West Virginia. Census data from 1980 and 1990 were used to discuss how economic disparities affect family structure and status. The city of Huntington was divided into three groups of low, medium, and high income areas to observe variation in education, occupation, family structure, unemployment, race, and age. The results show that education, occupation, family structure, unemployment, and age are the most important determinants of family income in different areas. The prospects of such disparities, particularly for children, were discussed.

Subject(s)

Income distribution -- Huntington (W. Va.)

Huntington (W. Va.) -- Social Conditions.

Huntington (W. Va.) -- Economic conditions.

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