Date of Award

5-1-2015

Degree Type

Dissertation

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

Ph.D.

First Advisor

Richard Lyle, Ph.D

Abstract

This study examined the relationship of incarceration, birth rate, and racial disparities based on the results of the survey respondents and supporting documentation from scholarly authors. The linkages between incarceration, birth rate, and racial disparities among African Americans have only recently been studied; much more work remains to improve our understanding of these relationships. The target population for the research was composed of adults ages 18 and up. Ninety-one respondents were selected utilizing nonprobability convenience sampling from among the participants of the selected 10 states for the study. In sum, there was no statistically significant relationship established between incarceration and birth rate, yet there was a significant relationship established between incarceration and racial disparities, and incarceration and family development among African Americans in the United States.

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