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African Americans and Post-Industrial Labor Markets / Edition 1
     

African Americans and Post-Industrial Labor Markets / Edition 1

by James B. Stewart
 

ISBN-10: 1560009209

ISBN-13: 9781560009207

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

This collective portrait documents the disproportionate vulnerability of African Americans to the ongoing transformations of the U.S. economy from industrial to service areas as the twenty-first century approaches. The chapters have been previously published in The Review of Black Political Economy between 1991 and 1996. This volume represents one of the

Overview

This collective portrait documents the disproportionate vulnerability of African Americans to the ongoing transformations of the U.S. economy from industrial to service areas as the twenty-first century approaches. The chapters have been previously published in The Review of Black Political Economy between 1991 and 1996. This volume represents one of the best sources of up-to-date perspectives on the circumstances facing African Americans in post-industrial labor markets.

African Americans and Post-Industrial Labor Markets is divided into seven sections: "The Intersection of Race, Power, Culture, and Economic Discrimination," "Black-White Wage Differentials," "Occupational Crowding," "Black Women in the Labor Market," "Structural Unemployment and Job Displacement," "Sectoral Analyses," and "Strategies to Increase Employment." The authors discuss such topics as: the impact of the general status of race relations on labor markets; increasing access to higher-paying occupations; the relationship between occupational segregation and local labor market dynamics; and the earnings of black women compared to white women and black and white men.

The chapters are connected by a common theme: black employment is highly sensitive to changes in both aggregate and local economic conditions. As a result, policy changes designed to promote macro-level economic stabilization could well have the unintended effect of further increasing job instability among blacks. African Americans and Post-Industrial Labor Markets is a momentous compendium and should be read by economists, African American studies scholars, sociologists, and professionals in the business world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560009207
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.77(d)

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