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America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences - Volume II
TABLE 7–1 Participation Rates of Households in Means-Tested Welfare Programs, 1994–1996 (percent)
American Indian and Aleut. Eskimo
Asian and Pacific Islander
SOURCE: Authors’ tabulations from the March 1994, 1995, and 1996 Current Population Surveys.
FIGURE 7–2 Percentage of benefit usage from any of the welfare programs, by race, 1985–1995. SOURCE: Authors’ tabulations from Current Population Survey.
ertheless signals racial and ethnic usage differences that should be a policy concern. That more than one-half of all American Indians and Alaska Natives, and more than one-third of non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics, receive benefits from at least one type of program reflects a disadvantaged status and degree of dependency that have to be regarded as very high.