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New Urban Institute Research Briefs on “Low Income Men”

Men are often a problematic segment for library marketing and service development.  These report might help build understanding of part of this demographic:

New Urban Institute Research Briefs on “Low Income Men”

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“New Urban Institute Research Briefs on “Low Income Men”
Source: Urban Institute

+ Education and Employment of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Margaret Simms, Karina Fortuny, Marla McDaniel, William Monson
This brief explores the education and employment outcomes of disconnected low-income men in 2008–10. These men have lower education levels than higher-income men. Among low-income men, Hispanics are less likely than African Americans and whites to complete high school. Low-income men are more likely to be unemployed and underemployed; African Americans are the most likely to be unemployed. Education and employment rates for low-income men vary considerably by metropolitan area.

+ Summary of an Urban Ethnographers’ Symposium on Low-Income Men
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, William Monson
The Urban Institute, with funding from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services, convened a symposium to explore the state of knowledge on disconnected low-income men and promising strategies for improving their well-being, focusing particularly on men of color. The participants included ethnographers and other qualitative researchers, social service providers, foundation program officers, and federal government staff. The candid insights offered enriched understanding of the complex problems faced by low-income men, the programs currently serving their needs, and some of the issues about which more study is needed.

+ Imprisonment and Disenfranchisement of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Marla McDaniel, Margaret Simms, William Monson, Karina Fortuny
Incarceration rates have risen over time and vary by race and ethnicity, reflecting changes in federal and state crime policies over the past few decades. In 2011, African American men were six times more likely and Hispanics nearly two and half times more likely to be imprisoned than white men. This brief summarizes some of the disparate impacts these policies have had on African American and Hispanic men and the consequences for their families and communities.

+ Low-Income Men at the Margins: Caught at the Intersection of Race, Place and Poverty
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, William Monson, Karina Fortuny
A large number of US men of prime working age are neither gainfully employed nor pursuing education or other training, suggesting a potentially significant disconnection from mainstream economic and social life. This paper concentrates on the experiences and challenges of men at the margins between the ages of 18 and 44, when most American males are engaged in such activities as working and building skills, forming and strengthening families, and linking to social institutions. The review focuses on their experiences in five domains: education, employment, family, criminal justice, and health, featuring key themes from ethnographic and other qualitative research.

+ The Health of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, William Monson, Karina Fortuny
This brief examines the health insurance coverage and health status of disconnected low-income men from 2008 to 2010, focusing primarily on men’s connections to health care providers and systems. Less than half of low-income men age 18–44 in the United States have any insurance coverage; coverage rates vary significantly by state, citizenship, ethnicity, and education. Compared with higher-income men the same age, low-income men also have lower access to routine health care and have worse health outcomes.

+ A Demographic Snapshot of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Marla McDaniel, Margaret Simms, Karina Fortuny, William Monson
In 2008-10, 16.5 million civilian men nationwide age 18-44 lived in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level; 15 million of these men lacked college degrees. Low-income men are more likely to have never married than men the same age nationwide, and they are disproportionately African American or Hispanic. Using data from the American Community Survey, this brief presents estimates of the number of low-income men in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, focusing on metropolitan areas with at least 50,000 low-income men.”



Posted on: January 22, 2014, 7:17 am Category: Uncategorized

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