Paupers in Almhouses, 1910

Paupers in Almhouses, 1910

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...figures show that the negro paupers are an important element of the almshouse population in the South Atlantic and the two South Central divisions, but not in the other divisions. The ratio of paupers enumerated in almshouses per 100,000 population of the same class is higher for the negroes than for the native whites and highest for the foreign-born whites in every section of the country (see Table 37). The fact that in the United States as a whole the ratio is slightly higher for the native whites than for the negroes is due to the circumstance that a large proportion of negroes live in the South where as compared with other sections the relative number of almshouse paupers in the general population is small. In the South the ratio for the negroes is only slightly in excess of that for the native whites, while in the North and in the West the difference is very decided. In the West North Central division, for instance, the ratio for the negroes (140.9) was nearly four times as great as that for the native whites (37) and only slightly below that for the foreign-born whites (147). In the East and West North Central, the Mountain, and the Pacific divisions the ratio of admission to almshouses is actually higher for negroes than for foreign-born whites, the ratios for negroes in the Mountain and Pacific divisions, however, being based on small numbers. The figures indicate clearly that in the South, whether on account of economic conditions or local customs, the negroes form only slightly more than their share of the almshouse paupers, but in the North, where the negroes are mostly immigrants from the South, and where the struggle for existence for them is keen, they seek admission to almshouses in numbers that in some sections even exceed, more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236637879
  • 9781236637871