African American family structure: Are there differences in social, psychological, and economic well-being?

J. H. Williams, W. F. Auslander, C. A. Houston, H. Krebill, D. Haire-Joshu

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Abstract

This study addresses the following research questions: (a) What are the various types of family structures that exist in urban African American households? and (b) to what extent do differences in family structure influence social, psychological, and economic well-being as reported by urban African American women? The authors present findings from 301 African American women who participated in a community-based nutrition prevention program in a large Midwestern urban center. This study's results indicate that family structure has more influence on African American women's economic well-being than do social and psychological factors. Implications of these findings for intervention are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)838-857
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Family Issues
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2000

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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