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Assessment of the Status of African-Americans. Volume II [microform] : Research on the African-American Family: A Holistic Perspective / Robert B. Hill, Andrew Billingsley and Eleanor Ingram
Bib ID 5612680
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Hill, Robert B
Online Versions
Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
173 p. 
ISBN 9781878358028

In 1987 a project was undertaken to assess the status of African Americans in the United States in the topical areas to be addressed by the National Research Council's Study Committee on the Status of Black Americans: education, employment, income and occupations, political participation and the administration of justice, social and cultural change, health status and medical care, and the family. Six volumes resulted from the study. This volume, the second, uses a holistic perspective to examine recent social and economic trends among black families and to describe how a holistic framework can enhance understanding of the causes and cures of the current crisis among black families. The impact of both external and internal factors is assessed, and new research and programmatic insights to facilitate the development of more effective strategies are discussed. Recommendations are made for public and private policymakers and service providers. The following sections are included: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Recent Social and Economic Trends"; (3) "Holistic Perspective on Black Families"; (4) "Impact of Societal Forces"; (5) "Impact of Social Policies"; (6) "Impact of Community Subsystems"; (7) "Impact of Family Subsystems"; (8) "Impact of Individual Factors" ; (9) "Action Implications"; (10) "Appendix" (study group members and contributors); and (11) "References." It is argued throughout that the causes and nature of the crisis among black families cannot be understood without a holistic consideration that includes analysis of societal forces such as racism, classism, sexism, recessions, inflation, and job competition. (Contains over 200 references.) (SLD)


ERIC Note: For Volumes I through VI, see UD 032 089-094.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Black Family.  |  Economic Factors.  |  Educational Attainment.  |  Equal Opportunities (Jobs)  |  Holistic Approach.  |  Income.  |  Politics.  |  Racial Discrimination.  |  Research.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Social Change.  |  Socioeconomic Status.  |  Trend Analysis.  |  African Americans  |  National Research Council
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Billingsley, Andrew, author  |  Ingram, Eleanor, author  |  Malson, Michelene R., author  |  Rubin, Robert H., author  |  Stack, Carol B., author  |  Stewart, James B., author  |  Teele, James E., author  |  Massachusetts Univ., Boston, MA. William Monroe Trotter Inst
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