Race and Economic Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century [NOOK Book]


For students and researchers across the social sciences, the underlying themes of this fascinating book are that economic and social environments play a significant role in determining economic outcomes.
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Race and Economic Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

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For students and researchers across the social sciences, the underlying themes of this fascinating book are that economic and social environments play a significant role in determining economic outcomes.
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Meet the Author

Marlene Kim is Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. As a labor economist, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on race, gender, discrimination, the working poor, and wage-setting. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

1. Racial Economic Disparities in the Twenty-First Century Marlene Kim Part 1: Racial Differences in Wealth, Earnings and Work 2. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Wealth Maury Gittleman and Edward N. Wolff 3. Wage Gaps Among Black College Graduates, 1980-2001 Catherine J. Weinberger and Lois Joy 4. Black Physicians: Discrimination, Earnings and Job Satisfaction David J. Bashaw and John S. Heywood 5. The Racial Gap in Autonomy at Work Elaine McCrate 6. Neighborhoods, Mobility and Wages: Latina Immigrants in Southern California Pascale Joassart 7. The Economic Status of Asian Americans Marlene Kim and Don Mar Part 2: The Economic and Social Environment and Implications For Racial Inequality 8. Do Black and White Children Start Out on Equal Footing in the Race for Economic Success? Mary Corcoran and James Kunz 9. Experiencing Residential Segregation: A Contemporary Study of Washington, D.C. Gregory D. Squires, Samantha Friedman and Catherine E. Saidat 10. Racial Disparities and Business Cycles: Do Racial Wage Gaps Close in Tight Labor Markets? Cheryl Hill Lee and William Spriggs 11. Trends in Poverty, Employment and Wages: White, Black and Hispanic Women in the US, 1988-2002 Thanos Mergoupis

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