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ERIC Number: ED002354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jul
Pages: 6
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ECONOMIC STATUS OF NONWHITE WORKERS, 1955-62.
KESSLER, MATTHEW A.
THE GRADUAL MOVEMENT OF NONWHITE WORKERS, 90 PERCENT OF WHOM ARE NEGROES, INTO HIGHER SKILLED AND BETTER PAYING JOBS HAS CONTINUED SINCE THE MID-1950'S. DESPITE THESE GAINS, LARGE GAPS EXIST BETWEEN WHITE AND NONWHITE WORKERS AS MEASURED BY SUCH INDICATORS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING AS OCCUPATIONAL SHIFTS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, INCOME, AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT. NONWHITES ARE CONCENTRATED IN LESS SKILLED JOBS AND ARE SUBJECT TO MORE UNEMPLOYMENT THAN WHITES. THE JOBLESS RATES OF NONWHITES ARE AT LEAST ONE AND ONE-HALF TIMES HIGHER THAN FOR WHITES IN EVERY AGE-SEX GROUP, THE RATES ARE THREE TIMES AS HIGH FOR SOME AGE GROUPS. UNEMPLOYMENT BEARS DISPROPORTIONATELY ON THE NONWHITE WORKER WHATEVER HIS INDUSTRY OR OCCUPATION. ONCE OUT OF A JOB, THE NONWHITE TENDS TO REMAIN JOBLESS FOR A LONGER PERIOD. NONWHITE FAMILIES HAVE FAILED TO KEEP PACE WITH THE RISE IN AVERAGE INCOME. DURING THE PAST TWO DECADES, NONWHITES HAVE NARROWED THE EDUCATIONAL GAP BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND WHITE PERSONS. HOWEVER, SINCE THE MID-1950'S, DIFFERENCES IN THE LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT BETWEEN WHITES AND NONWHITES HAVE REMAINED ESSENTIALLY UNCHANGED. TABLES AND CHARTS ARE INCLUDED.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA