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The Impact of Labor Market Prospects on Incarceration Rates

Citation

Darity, William A., Jr. & Myers, Samuel L., Jr. (2000). The Impact of Labor Market Prospects on Incarceration Rates. In Cherry, Robert & Rodgers, William M., III (Eds.), Prosperity for All? The Economic Boom and African Americans (pp. 279-307). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Abstract

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Does this good news refute the notion of a permanently disadvantaged black underclass, or has one type of disadvantage been replaced by another?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.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Prosperity for All? The Economic Boom and African Americans

Author(s)

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

Editor(s)

Cherry, Robert
Rodgers, William M., III

Year Published

2000

Pages

279-307

Publisher

Russell Sage Foundation

City of Publication

New York

Reference ID

2301