Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Boyd, L. Robert

Committee Member

Chi, Guangqing

Committee Member

Brauner-Otto, Sarah

Date of Degree

1-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Sociology

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Sociology

Abstract

This study examines the economic indicator known as business climate in relation to the state level rates of child poverty. A theoretical framework is constructed which presents arguments that are opposed to and in favor of a robust business climate. Those in favor would contend that business climate is not associated with the variation in child poverty, whereas those opposed would claim that it has a negative association with the economic well-being of children. This research is cross-sectional (year 2000) and relies upon variables at the state level. Bivariate analysis indicates that there is a significant positive correlation between business climate and child poverty. However, when other factors are taken into account, such as family structure and geographic location, this relationship disappears. Therefore, the study concludes that there is not a negative association between promoting the business climate of a state and the economic wellbeing of children.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15618

Comments

Children||Child Poverty||State Level Analysis||Economic Well-Being||Geographic Variation||Business Climate

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