Week 2.4.pdf - But there are important racial and ethnic differences in the type of support family members give each other Whites more likely to give

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But there are important racial and ethnic differences in the type of support family members give each other Whites more likely to give and receive financial help and emotional support Help with practical tasks - Blacks and Latinos more supportive than Whites If only consider married couples or parents and their children, missing much of what families in general and families of color do for each other Focus on nuclear families in discussions of race differences in family life creates biased portrait of families of color Differences in family behaviours often explained by differences in cultural heritage However, in this research, social class rather than culture is key to understanding differences in extended family ties and behaviour between Whites and ethnic minorities Blacks and Latinos tend to have far less income and education than Whites Families of color also more likely than White families to be below official poverty line White, Black and Latino individuals with same amount of income and education have similar patterns of involvement with their extended families Like poor minorities, impoverished Whites are more likely to exchange practical aid and visit with extended kin than are their wealthier counterparts Relative economic deprivation of racial/ethnic minorities leads in many ways to higher levels of extended family involvement Individuals’ lack of economic resources increases their need for help from kin and boosts willingness to return help Blacks and Latinos typically have less income and education than Whites - come to rely more on their relatives
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