By Michelle Holder
This booklet analyzes the prestige and place of African American males within the U.S. exertions industry ahead of, in the course of, and after the nice Recession. utilizing a version of occupational crowding, the ebook outlines how the illustration of African American males in significant occupational different types nearly universally declined in the course of the contemporary recession while white non-Hispanic males have been in a position to hold their occupational illustration within the face of wonderful activity losses. utilizing US Census Bureau facts, this ebook illustrates how African American males sought to insulate their workforce from devastating task losses through expanding their academic attainment in a task industry the place employers exercised extra leverage in hiring. although, this method used to be not able to guard this team from disparate task losses as African American males grew to become extra marginalized within the group throughout the nice Recession. coverage ways to deal with excessive African American male unemployment are defined within the ultimate chapter.
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Brown et al. 6 The authors concluded that labor market discrimination based on gender explains the results of their experiment. 7 There are, however, several scholars who have focused on race and occupational segregation. Of these researchers, Wicks-Lim (2011) specifically looked at the effect of the Great Recession on occupational crowding by race. 38 M. Holder A Note on Use of the Term “Crowded Out” in This Book The term “crowding out” in economics typically refers to the scenario where monetary policy in the form of government investment “crowds out” private investment.
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