According to a recent Current Population Survey, at the end of the 2008-2009 period, African American and Hispanic families experienced respective poverty rates of 25.8% and 25.3%, a stark contrast to the 9.4% rate experienced by non-Hispanic White families. Minority youth have disproportionately low rates of educational & occupational attainment compared to other ethnic groups.
Jennifer M. Senia, Aisha White, and Clinton G. Gudmunson
Jennifer Marie Senia, Aisha White and Clinton G. Gudmunson. "Economic Pressure and Family-of-Origin Relationships as Predictors of African American Educational Attainment during Late Adolescence" Family and Financial Stress: Links to educational and Occupational Attainment: Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Family Relations, Orlando, FL
(2011) p. 1 - 11
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/clinton_gudmunson/6/