This study was concerned with the extent to which different demographic characteristics would offer explanations with regard to self-esteem among black and white AFDC recipients. Basically, the analysis revealed no differences in self-esteem between the black and white women in this sample. The major correlates of self-esteem for whites were work and education, whereas, the major correlates of self-esteem for blacks were the presence of children and work.
Jayaratne; Chess, Wayne A.; Norlin, Julia; and Bryan, John
"Demographic Correlates of Self-Esteem Among Black and White AFDC Recipients,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 7
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol7/iss2/12