Urban Inequality: Evidence from Four Cities / Edition 1

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Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles are the cities where social scientists conducted surveys of employers and households. The findings link the two sides of the labor market<-->the job requirements and hiring procedures of employers with the skills, housing situation, and job search strategies of workers. The analysis explores various explanations for racial inequality. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871546517
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 564
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Understanding Inequality in the Late Twentieth-Century Metropolis: New Perspectives on the Enduring Racial Divide 1
Ch. 1 Metropolises of the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality: Social, Economic, Demographic, and Racial Issues in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles 34
Ch. 2 Stereotyping and Urban Inequality 89
Ch. 3 Perceived Group Discrimination and Policy Attitudes: The Sources and Consequences of the Race and Gender Gaps 163
Ch. 4 Processes of Racial Residential Segregation 217
Ch. 5 Ethnic Residential Segregation and its Consequences 272
Ch. 6 Space as a Signal: How Employers Perceive Neighborhoods in Four Metropolitan Labor Markets 304
Ch. 7 Racial and Ethnic Differences in Job Searching in Urban Centers 341
Ch. 8 Inequality Through Labor Markets, Firms, and Families: The Intersection of Gender and Race-Ethnicity Across Three Cities 372
Ch. 9 Linking the Multi-City Study's Household and Employer Surveys to Test for Race and Gender Effects in Hiring and Wage Setting 407
Ch. 10 Why Opportunity Isn't Knocking: Racial Inequality and the Demand for Labor 444
Ch. 11 Are Jobs Available for Disadvantaged Workers in Urban Areas? 496
Index 539
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