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An Empirical Assessment of Four Perspectives on the Declining Fortunes of the African-American Male

Citation

Johnson, James H., Jr.; Farrell, Walter C., Jr.; & Stoloff, Jennifer A. (2000). An Empirical Assessment of Four Perspectives on the Declining Fortunes of the African-American Male. Urban Affairs Review, 35(5), 695-716.

Abstract

The authors use data from the Los Angeles Survey of Urban Inequality to empirically test the utility of four perspectives advanced to explain the declining social and economic fortunes of the African-American male over the past quarter century: the spatial isolation hypothesis, the cultural capital/employer preference hypothesis, the search-and-destroy hypothesis, and the social capital hypothesis. They assess the utility of these hypotheses by exploring the labor market experiences of African-American males in metropolitan Los Angeles, focusing specifically on the determinants of labor force participation and comparing their experiences with those of their white and Hispanic male counterparts.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/10780870022184606

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Urban Affairs Review

Author(s)

Johnson, James H., Jr.
Farrell, Walter C., Jr.
Stoloff, Jennifer A.

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

35

Issue Number

5

Pages

695-716

Reference ID

1570