Table 1

Census tract level neighbourhood variables from the 1980 and 1990 US census

Variables from 1990Variables from the Change between 1980–1990
*Adults defined as persons 18 years of age or older.
†Working class occupation defined as in Krieger 1991.8
Proportion of African American residentsChange in the proportion of African American residents
Proportion of adults with less than a high school education*Change in the proportion of adults with less than a high school educationa
Proportion of unemployed adult men*Change in the proportion of unemployed adult men*
Proportion of people in povertyChange in the proportion of people in poverty
Proportion of people in working class occupations†Change in the proportion of people in working class occupations†
Proportion of households in poverty
Median income