Title

Association of Egalitarian Attitudes with Income, Poverty, and Entitlement Program Utilization

Keywords

egalitarian attitudes, social services, poverty, welfare

Abstract

This article examines the relationship between egalitarian gender attitudes and its effect on income, poverty, and social service utilization. In a sample of married fathers in the Fragile Families data (N = 717), we conducted regression analyses on these questions, five years after initial interviews. Our results indicate that egalitarian attitudes were positively associated with income and social service utilization and negatively associated with poverty. Implications of these findings are discussed, including possible explanations for these findings, their importance for social work practice, and recommendations for social policy.

Original Publication Citation

Bartlett, M.*, Shafer, K., & Seipel, M.M.O. (2013). “Egalitarian Attitudes and their Association with Income, Poverty, and Entitlement Program Utilization.” Journal of Human Behavior & the Social Environment, 23(8): 918-930.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013-10-11

Publisher

Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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