Title

Effects of Native American Geographical Location and Marital Status on Poverty

Keywords

Native American, American Indian, marital status, poverty, geographic location

Abstract

This study examined the association between geographic location (urban, rural, and tribal) and marital status on poverty among the Native American community. A sample of 5,110 Native Americans in the 2008-2010 American Community Survey were used for analyses. Results indicated that Native Americans were similar with the general population in their geographic location, marital status, and poverty. We found that the protective characteristics of marriage in the Native American community varied according to geographic location. We also discuss the impact this may have on the Native American community and what practitioners and policy makers should consider when working with the important but often overlooked population.

Original Publication Citation

Collett, T., Limb, G., & Shafer, K. (2016). Effects of Native American geographical location and marital status on poverty. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 63(1), 37-54.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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