Date of Publication

1976

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Language

English

Subjects

Fuel -- Prices -- Oregon -- Portland, Poor -- Oregon -- Portland

DOI

10.15760/etd.1913

Physical Description

1 online resource (42 pages)

Abstract

This study is made up of two parts which explore some of the effects upon individual households making up a sample of a low income neighborhood in Portland. The first section in Chapter II presents a survey of sample households in our identified area, securing personal information given by adult members along with their responses to questions concerning effects on their budgets and the adaptations they have made to reduce the cost of fuel. The second section compares costs of fuel for January, February, and March of 1975 with the same months of 1974 for another sample in the same area. Amount of fuel was tabulated along with costs, and percentage increases or decreases were charted. The fortunate coincidence of the same three-month average temperature in downtown Portland for both years gave an especially good comparison. The monthly use of gas could be more accurately measured than the use of oil. None of our interviewed sample were found to use electricity as a primary source of heat.

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Comments

A research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12390

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