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August 1989, Vol. 112, No. 8
Reasons for not working: poor and nonpoor householders
Mark S. Littman
Sociologist, U. S. Bureau of the Census. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the Census Bureau. The statistical assistance of Eleanor F. Baugher is gratefully acknowledged.
Compared with their nonpoor counterparts in 1986, poor male householders were more likely to cite inability to find full-year work, illness, or disability as reasons for working part year or not working, and poor female householders with young children were more likely to indicate family responsibilities. This article compares the work experience of poor and nonpoor households between 1959 and 1986.
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