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Retrospective on the Quality of Life of African Americans New Hanover County 1970 – 2000 Dr. Leslie Hossfeld Department Sociology and Criminal Justice UNCW Quality of Life Measures Income Home Ownership Values Poverty Status End of Grade Results Infant Mortality Teen Pregnancy

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Retrospective on the Quality of Life of African Americans

New Hanover County 1970 – 2000

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld

Department Sociology and Criminal Justice

UNCW


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Quality of Life Measures

  • Income

  • Home Ownership Values

  • Poverty Status

  • End of Grade Results

  • Infant Mortality

  • Teen Pregnancy

  • Child Poverty


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Definitions of Measures

  • Per Capita Income – Total money per resident of the area. - Census

  • Percent of Population in Poverty- Based on persons in poverty calendar year before census. Census

  • Home Ownership Values – Average value of owner occupied homes – Census


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Definitions Continued

  • End of Grade Scores – State Department of Instruction Scores 2000

  • Infant Mortality – Number of infant deaths per 1000 live births – State Center for Health Statistics

  • Teen Pregnancy – Measure of pregnancy outcomes (abortion, live birth, fetal death) 15-19 years old – State Center for Health Statistics

  • Children in Poverty – Percent of related children under 18 who are in poverty - Census














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Infant Mortality Education


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Teen Pregnancy Education


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Teen Pregnancy % Education


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Child Poverty Education



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For more information please contact Education

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

University of North Carolina Wilmington

HossfeldL@uncw.edu

910 962 7849