Poverty, safety net programs, and African Americans' mental health.

@article{Snowden2014PovertySN,
  title={Poverty, safety net programs, and African Americans' mental health.},
  author={Lonnie R. Snowden},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 8},
  pages={
          773-81
        }
}
African Americans' poverty and deep-poverty rates are higher than those of Whites, and African Americans' poverty spells last longer. Furthermore, nonpoor African Americans are especially likely to slip into poverty, and over the course of a lifetime, very many African Americans will experience poverty. Accordingly, African Americans are disproportionately likely to be assisted by safety net programs providing income support and health and social assistance. When mental health-related outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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