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The economic progress of African Americans in urban areas: a tale of 14 cities

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  • Dan A. Black
  • Natalia Kolesnikova
  • Lowell J. Taylor

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How significant was the economic progress of African Americans in the United States between 1970 and 2000? In this paper the authors examine this issue for black men 25 to 55 years of age who live in 14 large U.S. metropolitan areas. They present the evidence that significant racial disparities remain in education and labor market outcomes of black and white men, and they discuss changes in industrial composition, migration, and demography that might have contributed to the stagnation of economic progress of black men between 1970 and 2000. In addition, the authors show that there was no progress in the financial well-being of black children, relative to white children, between 1970 and 2000.

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Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): Sep ()
Pages: 353-379

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlrv:y:2010:i:sep:p:353-379:n:v.92no.5

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Keywords: African Americans - Economic conditions ; Demography ; Education;

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  1. Dan Black & Natalia Kolesnikova & Seth Sanders & Lowell Taylor, 2013. "The role of location in evaluating racial wage disparity," IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 1-18, December.
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  1. Winters, John V. & Hirsch, Barry, 2012. "An Anatomy of Racial and Ethnic Trends in Male Earnings," IZA Discussion Papers 6766, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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