By Michelle Holder
This e-book analyzes the prestige and place of African American males within the U.S. hard work marketplace ahead of, in the course of, and after the good Recession. utilizing a version of occupational crowding, the e-book outlines how the illustration of African American males in significant occupational different types nearly universally declined throughout the fresh recession at the same time white non-Hispanic males have been capable of preserve their occupational illustration within the face of striking task losses. utilizing US Census Bureau facts, this e-book illustrates how African American males sought to insulate their workforce from devastating activity losses via expanding their academic attainment in a role industry the place employers exercised extra leverage in hiring. despite the fact that, this method used to be not able to guard this staff from disparate task losses as African American males turned extra marginalized within the staff throughout the nice Recession. coverage ways to deal with excessive African American male unemployment are defined within the ultimate chapter.
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Some of this might be explained by existing research on the heightened vulnerability of some groups to disproportionate job losses during economic downturns. Hoynes et al. 8 Cummings (1987) used a neo-Marxist framework to explain why African Americans and other minorities may be more vulnerable to job loss than whites; his explanation also centers on the industrial distribution of African American workers along with the industrial sectors most vulnerable to contraction during economic downturns.
African American Men and the Labor Market during the Great Recession by Michelle Holder