Well-Being of Children in Working Poor and Other Families: 1997 and 2004. Introduction


Because we were concerned that some of the differences in well-being between children in working poor families and children in families not making a substantial work effort might be due to differences between these two groups in their composition by race/ethnicity, family structure, parental education, and parental age, we performed multivariate analyses for selected measures of well-being in the 2004 SIPP data in which these variables were controlled.  We were also interested in whether differences in well-being were associated with the parents pattern of work  more specifically whether the parent worked part-time versus full-time and part-year versus full-year.

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