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Blacks and Whites

Narrowing the Gap?

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674189225

Publication Date: 01/01/1984

235 pages


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  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
    • The Civil Rights Movement
    • The Optimistic View
    • The Pessimistic View
    • The Polarization Thesis
    • A Demographic Approach
    • Relative versus Absolute Change
  • 2. Education, Employment, and Occupation
    • Educational Attainment
    • Integration of Public Schools
    • Racial Residential Segregation
    • Employment and Unemployment
    • Employment Opportunities for the Young
    • Occupation
    • Conclusions
  • 3. Personal Income and Earnings
    • The Incomes of Individuals
    • The Earnings of Workers
    • Conclusions
  • 4. Who Benefited?
    • Educational Attainment
    • Differences within Occupations
    • Differences within Industrial Sectors
    • Regional Differences
    • Earnings and Age
    • Have Any Blacks Caught Up in Earnings?
    • Conclusions
  • 5. The Welfare of Families and Individuals
    • Changing Living Arrangements
    • Family Income
    • Income Inequality
    • Poverty
    • Conclusions
  • 6. Class Differences in the Black Community
    • Educational Attainment
    • Occupational Prestige
    • Family Income
    • Dropping Out of the Labor Force
    • Polarization by Family Type
    • Subjective Social Class Identification
    • Hereditary Social Status
    • Conclusions
  • 7. A Scorecard on Black Progress
    • Indicators Showing Improvement
    • Indicators Showing No Improvement
    • Mixed Indicators
    • Views of Racial Change
    • What Will Happen in the Future?
  • Appendix: Describing Racial Differences in Earnings
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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