The Economic Progress of Black Men in America

The Economic Progress of Black Men in America

Black men not only gained ground in the 1940s , but held it during the 1950s . Indeed , the finding that the incomes of black men climbed sharply during the 1940s and 1960s — both decades of impressive nationwide economic growth ...

Author: June O'Neill

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000000084917

Category: African American men

Page: 157

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Categories: African American men

The Economic Progress of Black Men in America

The Economic Progress of Black Men in America

Black men not only gained ground in the 1940s , but held it during the 1950s . Indeed , the finding that the incomes of black men climbed sharply during the 1940s and 1960s — both decades of impressive nationwide economic growth ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754003508490

Category: African American men

Page: 157

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Categories: African American men

The Economic Progress of Black Men in America

The Economic Progress of Black Men in America

Education has traditionally been the key to economic progress for groups starting out with disadvantages and it has been particularly important to blacks because of the extreme educational disadvantages that they initially experienced .

Author: United States Commission on Civil Rights

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3482269

Category: African American men

Page: 328

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Categories: African American men

New Approaches to Economic and Social Analyses of Discrimination

New Approaches to Economic and Social Analyses of Discrimination

of long - term black economic improvement . ... At issue is what accounts for black progress between 1960 and 1975. ... For the trend in black progress to be the same in 1960-80 as it was in 1940-60 , the contribution of education and ...

Author: Richard R. Cornwall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275935817

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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This volume examines the concept and social phenomenon of discrimination from economic and sociological perspectives. It brings together the work of a wide range of sociologists and economists and provides a spectrum of methodological and ideological views on this highly charged topic. The breadth of topics and approaches offered here include classical Marxist ideas on rivalry among entrepreneurs and among ethnic groups to neo-classical supply-side and human capital factors, as well as demand-side factors such as efficiency wage theories and organizational inertia. This work will be of interest to specialists in labor economics and sociology. It provides an excellent overview of the relevant issues and current scholarly thought in employment and occupational discrimination.
Categories: Social Science

Race Gender and Work

Race  Gender  and Work

Black Economic Progress Stalls In the mid - 1970s Black economic progress slowed as the U.S. economy entered another period of crisis . Facing growing international competition , U.S. firms tried to restore profitability by transferring ...

Author: Teresa L. Amott

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896085376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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An outgrowth of Boston's Economic Literacy Project of Women for Economic Justice, this new edition traces the economic and social histories of working women in America. The history documents the paid and unpaid work done by American Indian, Chicana, European American, African American, and Puerto Rican women from each group's cultural beginnings (pre-colonialization) to the most contemporary analysis of present day wage statistics. The appendices supply US census sources, occupational categories, and labor force participation rates from 1900 to 1980. Includes statistical tables. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Different Vision

A Different Vision

“Black Business in the 1980's,” Ebony, January, 1980, p. 29. “Blacks in American Economy in the Year 2000,” Ebony, August, 1985, pp. 27–8. Trends, Prospects, and Strategies for Black Economic Progress, Joint Center for Political Studies ...

Author: Thomas D Boston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134798605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Business & Economics

Affirmative Action and the Stalled Quest for Black Progress

Affirmative Action and the Stalled Quest for Black Progress

The conservative critique of affirmative action normally evades this issue as well . Thomas Sowell , for example , is primarily concerned with proving that political action is irrelevant to black economic advancement , other than to the ...

Author: Willie Avon Drake

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252065395

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Essential reading for anyone hoping to understand the national controversy about set-asides and other forms of affirmative action. "I strongly recommend this book to sociologists, political scientists, politicians, and business leaders as an analysis of race relations and economic development." -- Lewis M. Killian, author of Black and White: Reflections of a White Southern Sociologist This path-breaking study examines the accomplishments and limitations of the set-aside programs that have moved to the center of national political debate about affirmative action in the United States. Balanced yet candid, it focuses on the landmark case of Richmond v. Croson, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the city of Richmond's set-aside program, which required that thirty percent of the money in city construction contracts be awarded to minority firms. The authors describe the politics that gave rise to the set-aside program, investigate its actual operation, explore its effects, and detail responses to it in both black and white communities. They document that, while the program served important political purposes, it produced limited economic benefits for the broader African-American community, and conclude with an examination of the politics of development as an alternative to the set-aside framework that has been central to urban politics.
Categories: Social Science

The Political Economy of Hope and Fear

The Political Economy of Hope and Fear

of conservative governments has required high levels of unemployment, one cost of that strategy is clearly the restriction of black economic advancement, which depends on reducing white unemployment rates in order to make room for black ...

Author: Marcellus Andrews

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814706794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Popular liberal writing on race has relied on appeals to the value of "diversity" and the fading memory of the Civil Rights movement to counter the aggressive conservative assault on liberal racial reform generally, and on black well-being, in particular. Yet appeals to fairness and justice, no matter how heartfelt, are bound to fail, Marcellus Andrews argues, since the economic foundations of the Civil Rights movement have been destroyed by the combined forces of globalization, technology, and tight government budgets. The Political Economy of Hope and Fear fills an important intellectual gap in writing on race by developing a hard-nosed economic analysis of the links between competitive capitalism, racial hostility, and persistent racial inequality in post-Civil Rights America. Andrews speaks to the anger and frustration that blacks feel in the face of the nation's abandonment of racial equality as a worthy objective by showing how the considerable difficulties that black Americans face are related to fundamental changes in the economic fortunes of the U.S. The Political Economy of Hope and Fear is an economist's plea for unsentimental thinking on matters of race to replace the mixture of liberal hand wringing and conservative mythmaking that currently passes for serious analysis about the nation's racial predicament.
Categories: Business & Economics

The African American Urban Experience

The African American Urban Experience

CH A P T E R 7 BLACK + WOMAN = WORK: GENDER DIMENSIONS OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ECONOMIC EXPERIENCE SUSAN WILLIAMS MCELROY DEFINING BLACK ECONOMIC PROGRESS AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT The economic progress of black Americans has captured ...

Author: J. Trotter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403979162

Category: History

Page: 340

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From the early years of the African slave trade to America, blacks have lived and laboured in urban environments. Yet the transformation of rural blacks into a predominantly urban people is a relatively recent phenomenon - only during World War One did African Americans move into cities in large numbers, and only during World War Two did more blacks reside in cities than in the countryside. By the early 1970s, blacks had not only made the transition from rural to urban settings, but were almost evenly distributed between the cities of the North and the West on the one hand and the South on the other. In their quest for full citizenship rights, economic democracy, and release from an oppressive rural past, black southerners turned to urban migration and employment in the nation's industrial sector as a new 'Promised Land' or 'Flight from Egypt'. In order to illuminate these transformations in African American urban life, this book brings together urban history; contemporary social, cultural, and policy research; and comparative perspectives on race, ethnicity, and nationality within and across national boundaries.
Categories: History

Economic Progress and Growth

Economic Progress and Growth

Therefore, issues such as the existence and scale of the black economy, quantity rationing and administered prices are not directly addressed. 4.1 INTRODUCTION The model of the Indian economy developed here is influenced by the rational ...

Author: H.M. Scobie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401113069

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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This volume puts forward a group of models applied to different economies, capturing the progress and growth of their economic systems. The models provide a quantified framework for the formulation of economic policy. They aid the introduction of targets and policy instruments taking account of constraints in the process of development. Also, an evaluation of external and internal shocks is taken using a comparative static type of analysis. The models take into account constraints which are in the nature of institutional as well as supply constraints. Problems of data exist in any quantitative analysis and account was taken of this factor in presenting the models and the results reached. Nonetheless, the models attempt to specify, estimate and simulate a given macroeconomic system. Models of this type are not freely available to the interested reader, but only in a fragmented way. This book puts the efforts of a group of economists worldwide under one cover. It is believed that the collection will be of interest both for courses in planning and for those adviSing these countries such as international organizations, research bodies, etc. Moreover, an overview of trade policy and income distributional factors is presented. It is hoped that this collection will prove interesting and useful to economists world wide.
Categories: Business & Economics