African-American economic progress in urban areas: a tale of 14 American cities
AbstractHow significant was the economic progress of African-Americans in the U.S. between 1970 and 2000? In this paper we examine this issue for black men 25-55 years old who live in 14 large U.S. metropolitan areas. We present the evidence that significant racial disparities remain in education and labor market outcomes of black and white men. We discuss changes in industrial composition, migration, and demographic changes that might have contributed to the stagnation of economic progress of black men between 1970 and 2000. In addition, we show that there was no progress in a financial well-being of black children, relative to white children, between 1970 and 2000.
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Date of creation: 2010
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- NEP-ALL-2010-07-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIG-2010-07-03 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-URE-2010-07-03 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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by Ariel Goldring in Free Market Mojo on 2010-07-07 11:01:55
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