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Darity, William A., Jr. & Myers, Samuel L., Jr. (2000). The Impact of Labor Market Prospects on Incarceration Rates.. Cherry, Robert & Rodgers, William M., III (Eds.) (pp. 279-307). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.


With the nation enjoying a remarkable long and robust economic expansion, AfricanAmerican employment has risen to an all-time high. Does this good news refute the notion of a permanently disadvantaged black underclass, or has one type of disadvantage been replaced by another? Some economists fear that many newly employed minority workers will remain stuck in low-wage jobs, barred from better-paying, high skill jobs by their lack of educational opportunities and entrenched racial discrimination. Prosperity for All? draws upon the research and insights of respected economists to address these important issues.

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Darity, William A., Jr.
Myers, Samuel L., Jr.