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African American Men and the Labor Market during the Great by Michelle Holder

By Michelle Holder

This ebook analyzes the prestige and place of African American males within the U.S. hard work industry ahead of, in the course of, and after the nice Recession. utilizing a version of occupational crowding, the booklet outlines how the illustration of African American males in significant occupational different types nearly universally declined throughout the contemporary recession at the same time white non-Hispanic males have been capable of hold their occupational illustration within the face of amazing task losses. utilizing US Census Bureau facts, this publication illustrates how African American males sought to insulate their staff from devastating activity losses by way of expanding their academic attainment in a task industry the place employers exercised extra leverage in hiring. notwithstanding, this technique used to be not able to guard this staff from disparate activity losses as African American males turned additional marginalized within the team in the course of the nice Recession. Policy methods to handle excessive African American male unemployment are defined within the ultimate chapter.

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