Critique Of Poverty, Race/Ethnicity, And Psychiatric Disorder: A Study Of Rural Children.

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"Poverty, Race/Ethnicity, and Psychiatric Disorder: A Study of Rural Children" is an article about the study and the effect of poverty on rural black and white children. The articles main goal was to understand which race experience more poverty under the same circumstances. They can to many different conclusions like, how black families bore a much greater burden of poverty than the white families. Also, how multiple moving from household to household increased the chance of a child to develop psychiatric disorder and poverty increases the chances for the child. I thought this article was good, because of the author's thesis, empirical information, and their results. Then again, I thought the article was confusing and I did not understand some of the facts.

"Poverty, Race/Ethnicity, and Psychiatric Disorder: A Study of Rural Children" is an empirical article. The authors of this article based on derived information from observations without the dependence on a theory.

One example was stating facts about the results that were proven. The authors concluded that poverty could endanger a child's mental health depending on many different factors. The factors are: poor housing, homelessness, multiple moves from one home to another, not having of health insurance, and stress that many families experience while raising their children or families in poverty. The authors also use many different examples like percentages and by controlling the factors of the experiment. An example of the percentages they used were expressed by stating that the "federal criteria for poverty were met by 18% of the White and 52% of the Black families. Throughout this study the authors controlled many of the factors of the study. They were able to compare white and black children with similar factors, as well as comparing children with different factors. The...