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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.. Cherry, Robert & Rodgers, William M., III (Eds.) (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Does this good news refute the notion of a permanently disadvantaged black underclass, or has one type of disadvantage been replaced by another?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 Section

Year Published

2000

Author(s)

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