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Poverty and public assistance among Alaska Natives

Matthew D. Berman

Poverty and public assistance among Alaska Natives

implications for 1991

by Matthew D. Berman

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Published by Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska in Anchorage .
Written in English

  • Alaska.,
  • Alaska
    • Subjects:
    • Indians of North America -- Public welfare -- Alaska,
    • Indians of North America -- Alaska -- Economic conditions,
    • Indians of North America -- Public welfare -- Alaska -- Statistics,
    • Indians of North America -- Alaska -- Economic conditions -- Statistics

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared for Alaska Federation of Natives by Matthew Berman, Karen Pyle Foster.
      ContributionsFoster, Karen Pyle., Alaska Federation of Natives.
      LC ClassificationsE78.A3 B48 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 28, 8, 4 p. ;
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2348243M
      LC Control Number86623167

        According to all available data, the voter participation rate of the first Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, is among the lowest of any ethnic group in the country. There are complex historical and cultural reasons that make the issue of voting among American Indians and Alaska Natives . This article examines the extent of poverty identified by the two measures. The authors present a detailed examination of poverty among children (aged 0–17). For a more comprehensive view of poverty and comparison purposes, some findings are presented for .

      American Indian / Alaskan Native Book List. Introduction. Here you will find a recommended list of American Indian and Alaska Native titles for children and young adult’s. This selected bibliography of books is not all-encompassing, but is representative of the excellent literature available today. All the titles have been reviewed and. In , the poverty rate on reservations was percent, compared with 22 percent among all Native Americans (on and off reservations). The U.S. poverty rate among all groups is much lower, at percent as of In addition to poverty rates, reservations are hindered by education levels significantly lower than the national average.

      Public Health Rep ;(1):s PubMed Abstract external icon. Bertolli J, Lee LM, Sullivan PS, American Indian/Alaska Native Race/Ethnicity Data Validation Workgroup. Racial misidentification of American Indians/Alaska Natives in the HIV/AIDS reporting systems of five states and one urban health jurisdiction, US, – Reservation poverty: | | ||| | |Allen, South Dakota|, on the |Pine Ridge Reservation| World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online.

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Poverty and public assistance among Alaska Natives: Implications for [Matthew D Berman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Matthew D Berman. It was found that poverty among Alaska Natives continues to be widespread, and that almost all rural Alaskans receiving public assistance in early were Natives.

It is concluded that the sale of 40 percent of the stock would have the effect of dissipating the benefits for Native Alaskans of the ANCSA, not only for those who sell, but Author: Matthew Berman, Karen Pyle Foster. TITLE Poverty and Public Assistance among Alaska Natives: Implications for INSTITUTION Alaska Univ., Anchorage.

Inst. of Social and Economic. Research. PUB DATE 25 Apr NOTE. 43p.; This report was prepared for the Alaska. Federation of Natives.

PUB s - Research/Technical () EDRS PRICE MF01 Pius Postage. PC Not Available from EDRS. In% of Alaskans were at or above the poverty rate based % of the federal poverty threshold, which is below the 90% goal for Healthy Alaskans For Alaska Native people, % were at or above the % poverty rate.

Alaska Native people have lower rates of exceeding the % poverty threshold than do Alaskans in general over time. About one-in-four American Indians and Alaska Natives were living in poverty in Among those who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native as their only race, the poverty rate was % in Some million people (% of the total U.S.

population) identify as Native American or Alaska Native, with 44% identifying as at least one Author: Jens Manuel Krogstad. For Alaska Natives inthis dependency ratio was nonworking age individuals ( youths and seniors) for every working age individuals. This means that the dependency burden in the Native community is 5 percent higher than the dependency burden among Alaska's overall population.

Economic and Education Characteristics. The resulting dispute over land rights was settled with the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) in [16] Alaska Natives were given title to 44 million acres of land and were paid $ million in exchange for the forfeiture of their aboriginal land claims.

Alaska Natives — many of them young men — fill the state's jails at a rate exceeding percent of their numbers in the general population.

Native children are not obtaining adequate educations, and Alaska Natives remain on the economic fringes of one of the richest states, per capita, in the union.

It is estimated that there are million Native Americans (classified as American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more other races) living in the United States, comprising % of the total population.

1 While Native Americans account for only a small part of the U.S. population, these people experience much higher rates of substance abuse compared to other. Homelessness is often described as an extreme manifestation of poverty. More members of these Native populations live in poverty compared to the general population of the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau () found that percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives live in poverty. Poverty rates are especially high among American Indian/Alaska Native families who live in American Indian/Alaska Native areas.

Inthe poverty rate among all American Indian/Alaska Native families living on reservations and on off-reservation trust lands was over one and a half times as high as the poverty rate for families in the total.

Alaska Native and non-Native children often grow up in communities with high rates of poverty, alcohol and drug use, suicide and trauma, according to many studies. Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) Alaska. Grantee: Alaska Native Justice Center, Inc.

Project Description: The Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) will implement Duhdeldih (“We Are Learning”) Youth Transition Support to meet youth development needs among Alaska Native and American Indian youth (ages ) who are, or have been, in Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

The History of Health Disparities among American Indians/ Alaska Natives. Health disparity has long haunted the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives, beginning with the European contact and continuing over the next four centuries as tribe after tribe was either completely decimated or severely depopulated by waves of communicable diseases and by warfare.

INTRODUCTION. Food insecurity is defined as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods. 1 Nearly 15% of the US population is food insecure, 2 and limited evidence suggests that this prevalence is much higher among American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs).

3–7 A recent study reported that almost 40% of the families living on an Indian reservation in. Period life tables for the non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native population, – Am J Public Health ;(Suppl 3):S–9.

CrossRef external icon PubMed external icon; Cobb N, Espey D, King J. Health behaviors and risk factors among American Indians and Alaska Natives, Am J Public Health ;(Suppl 3):S Records show that 72% of people living in poverty received help from at least one welfare program.

Among those living in deep poverty – an income that falls 50% below the poverty threshold – 70% received assistance, while the remaining million people did not. Among the population that receives welfare, 43% are white. (Urban Institute). In% of all Alaskans aged 18 through 24 had a high school diploma or equivalency, meeting the Healthy Alaskans goal of 86%.

Among Alaska Native young adults, % had a high school diploma or equivalency. This percentage has been climbing steadily, though still. Among the findings in the research: The PFD reduces the number of Alaska Natives living in poverty by one senior benefits and public assistance.

Alaska needs to put in place a. Robert Hunter’s Poverty (), another important book of the Progressive Era, Among the reasons that people get married and stay married. Among the division’s most recent achievements is the Native Family Assistance Program, which authorizes the 12 Native regional nonprofits and the Metlakatla Indian community to administer Temporary Assistance for Needy Families within the Native community.

“The main reason that the Native Family Assistance Program pilot.Poverty among the general American Indian population increased during the s. Regardless of age, poverty among American Indians is relatively common.

Nearly 31 percent of all American Indians lived below the poverty line in (U.S. Department of Commerce, ). American Indian families also experience poverty. The highest rates of poverty and deep poverty were found among Hispanic, African American, and American Indian/Alaska Native families.

Poor children develop weaker language, memory, and self-regulation skills than their peers. are more dependent on public assistance, have more health problems, and are more likely to commit crimes. Robust.