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Skin Tone and Stratification in the Black Community
Data from the National Survey of Black Americans (NSBA)(1979-80) are used to examine the effects of skin-tone variations of blacks on educational attainment, occupation, and income, net of suchExpand
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Using data from the National Survey of Black Americans, this study examines the way in which gender socially constructs the importance of skin tone for evaluations of self-worth and self-competence.Expand
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Effects of positive and negative social exchanges with various sources on depressive symptoms in younger and older adults.
  • M. Okun, V. Keith
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B…
  • 1998
Addressing a previous gap in the gerontological literature, the present study examined the effects of both positive and negative social exchanges within key relationships (spouse, children, and otherExpand
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In and out of our right minds : the mental health of African American women
Part I. Introduction 1. A Conceptual Model of Mental Well-Being for African American Women, by Diane R. BrownPart II. Mental Health and Mental Illness Among African American Women 2. The EpidemiologyExpand
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The Impact of Parental Divorce on Children's Educational Attainment, Marital Timing, and Likelihood of Divorce.
This paper argues that parental divorce diminishes the economic and social resources available to children which in turn has negative consequences for childrens educational attainment marital timingExpand
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Racial Identity and Well-Being among African Americans
How racial identity influences self-esteem and psychological well-being among African Americans remains unresolved due to unexplained inconsistencies in theoretical predictions and empiricalExpand
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Can A High Sense of Control and John Henryism be Bad for Mental Health?
Social stratification profoundly affects mental health. Specifically, substantial empirical evidence finds that higher status promotes mental health via a higher sense of control and a propensity toExpand
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Katrina and Migration: Evacuation and Return by African Americans and Vietnamese Americans in an Eastern New Orleans Suburb
Hurricane Katrina constitutes the most costly natural as well as technology-induced disaster, in terms of both human suffering and financial loss in the history of the United States. Even yearsExpand
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Black/white differences in prenatal care utilization: an assessment of predisposing and enabling factors.
OBJECTIVE This article reports on analysis of the predisposing and enabling factors that affect black/white differences in utilization of prenatal care services. DATA SOURCES We use a secondaryExpand
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Maintaining functional independence in elderly adults: the roles of health status and financial resources in predicting home modifications and use of mobility equipment.
PURPOSE We investigated whether health status (i.e., need characteristics) and financial resources (i.e., enabling characteristics) were important predictors of two types of functional adaptationsExpand
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