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Effects of Native American Geographical Location and Marital Status on Poverty
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
  • Tess Collett, Brigham Young University
  • Gordon Limb, Brigham Young University - Provo
  • Kevin Shafer, Brigham Young University - Provo
Short Title
Native American Location, Marital Status, and Poverty
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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.

Citation Information
Tess Collett, Gordon Limb and Kevin Shafer. "Effects of Native American Geographical Location and Marital Status on Poverty" (2016)
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