Work and Family Responsibilities of Women in New York City
National studies of family income and poverty have shown that Puerto Rican families are concentrated in the lowest income levels, and that Puerto Rican families are among the poorest in the United States (Tienda & Jensen, 1987; U. S. Bureau of the Census, 1987). Likewise, in the New York Metropolitan Area and in New York City itself, Puerto Rican families—whether compared to all other families or to other Hispanic families—have very low incomes and extremely high rates of poverty (Cooney & Colon, 1980; Rosenberg, 1987, 1989).
KeywordsLabor Force White Woman Black Woman Labor Force Participation Family Responsibility
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