Graph of the Day for October 2, 2009

"The fundamental problem, in which this is most clearly the case, is that of family structure. The evidence -- not final, but powerfully persuasive -- is that the Negro family in the urban ghettos is crumbling.... A national effort is required that will give a unity of purpose to the many activities of the Federal government in this area, directed to a new kind of national goal: the establishment of a stable Negro family structure."

"The Negro Family: The Case for National Action" (aka the Moynihan Report), March 1965 




Source:  "The Spread of Single-Parent Families in the US since 1960", by Harvard researchers David T. Ellwood and Christopher Jencks, 2004.   Hat tip: Christopher Chantrill at American Thinker


Hoven's Index for October 2, 2009


Median income of black families as a percentage of the median income of white families, in 1966:  60%.

In 1976:  59%.

In 1986:  57%.

In 1996:  59%.


Source:  US Statistical Abstract Historical Table 25, "Money Income of Families by Race and Type of Family" 

"The fundamental problem, in which this is most clearly the case, is that of family structure. The evidence -- not final, but powerfully persuasive -- is that the Negro family in the urban ghettos is crumbling.... A national effort is required that will give a unity of purpose to the many activities of the Federal government in this area, directed to a new kind of national goal: the establishment of a stable Negro family structure."

"The Negro Family: The Case for National Action" (aka the Moynihan Report), March 1965 




Source:  "The Spread of Single-Parent Families in the US since 1960", by Harvard researchers David T. Ellwood and Christopher Jencks, 2004.   Hat tip: Christopher Chantrill at American Thinker


Hoven's Index for October 2, 2009


Median income of black families as a percentage of the median income of white families, in 1966:  60%.

In 1976:  59%.

In 1986:  57%.

In 1996:  59%.


Source:  US Statistical Abstract Historical Table 25, "Money Income of Families by Race and Type of Family"