Data from a representative sample of Boston area residents were analyzed to examine differences among ethnic populations in perceived needs and use of services for eight problem areas. The areas studied were: employment problems; financial problems; problems of the aged living alone; alcohol problems; personal; family or marital problems; child behavior or education problems; the need for homemaker services; and the need for a home nurse. The results indicate substantial differences between perceived needs and reported use of services, and both those factors varied by ethnic identification.
Cleary, Paul D. and Demone, Harold W. Jr.
"Health and Social Service Needs in a Northeastern Metropolitan Area: Ethnic Group Differences,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 15
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol15/iss4/5