Examining Poverty and Working Poverty in North Carolina Counties: The Role of Spatial Location, Local Opportunity Structure, and Household Composition

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Ronald C. Wimberley, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Martha Crowley, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Michael D. Schulman, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Teixeira-Poit, Stephanie Marie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:08:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:08:58Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-02 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-10292008-145147 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1936
dc.description.abstract My research employs structural and human capital approaches to examine poverty and working poverty. The structural approach identifies that spatial location, the quantity of job opportunities, the quality of job opportunities, the structure of the labor market, and the relative power of labor are important to consider when studying poverty and working poverty. Meanwhile, the human capital approach highlights the importance of considering household composition when studying poverty and working poverty. After collecting cross-sectional data for North Carolina counties, I replicate previous research that examined the effects of the quantity of job opportunities, quality of job opportunities, structure of the labor market, and relative power of labor on poverty, as well as on working poverty. Additionally, I extend past studies by improving the measures of the quantity of jobs, quality of jobs, structure of the labor market, and relative power of labor and adding measures of spatial location and household composition. Ordinary Least Squares regression models indicate that sources of poverty and working poverty include the quantity of jobs, the quality of jobs, the structure of the labor market, the relative power of labor, and household composition. en_US
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dc.subject Local Opportunity Structure en_US
dc.subject Household Composition en_US
dc.subject North Carolina en_US
dc.subject Working Poverty en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Spatial Location en_US
dc.title Examining Poverty and Working Poverty in North Carolina Counties: The Role of Spatial Location, Local Opportunity Structure, and Household Composition en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en_US


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