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

By Michelle Holder

This booklet analyzes the prestige and place of African American males within the U.S. exertions marketplace ahead of, in the course of, and after the good Recession. utilizing a version of occupational crowding, the publication outlines how the illustration of African American males in significant occupational different types nearly universally declined in the course of the fresh recession while white non-Hispanic males have been in a position to preserve their occupational illustration within the face of surprising activity losses. utilizing US Census Bureau information, this publication illustrates how African American males sought to insulate their staff from devastating activity losses by means of expanding their academic attainment in a role industry the place employers exercised extra leverage in hiring. in spite of the fact that, this procedure used to be not able to guard this workforce from disparate task losses as African American males turned additional marginalized within the staff in the course of the nice Recession. Policy ways to handle excessive African American male unemployment are defined within the ultimate chapter.

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