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Family Structure Effects On Parenting Stress And Practices In The African-American Family, Daphne Cain, Terri Combs-Orme May 2005

Family Structure Effects On Parenting Stress And Practices In The African-American Family, Daphne Cain, Terri Combs-Orme

Terri Combs-Orme

The predominant approach to African-American parenting research focuses on disadvantages associated with single parenthood to the exclusion of other issues. The current research suggests that this does not represent the diversity in family structure configurations among African-American families, nor does it give voice to the parenting resilience of single mothers. We argue that rather than marital status or family configuration, more attention needs to be given to the inadequacy of resources for this population. In the current study, we examined the parenting of infants by African-American mothers and found that mothers’ marital status and family configuration did not affect parenting ...


Intertwining Of Poverty, Gender, And Race: A Critical Analysis Of Welfare News Coverage From 1993-2000, Katherine Luther, Deseriee Kennedy, Terri Combs-Orme Dec 2004

Intertwining Of Poverty, Gender, And Race: A Critical Analysis Of Welfare News Coverage From 1993-2000, Katherine Luther, Deseriee Kennedy, Terri Combs-Orme

Terri Combs-Orme

Over the years, welfare has become highly intertwined with ideological beliefs involving gender, race, and poverty. As the nature of welfare transformed to include non-white recipients, the perception of welfare recipients as single "worthy white widows" was replaced by the "lazy African-American breeders." This study examined how television news may have appropriated this negative image in its coverage of the changes in the U.S. welfare system that took place during the 1990s. News stories presented by the major U.S. television networks from 1993 to 2000 were examined. The analysis showed that news stories tended to depict the typical ...