Social and economic disparities in greater Huntington, West Virginia
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.