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ERIC Number: ED015332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 152
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Reference Count: 0
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COLLEGE, COLOR, AND EMPLOYMENT--RACIAL DIFFERENTIALS IN POSTGRADUATE EMPLOYMENT AMONG 1964 GRADUATES OF LOUISIANA COLLEGES.
HUSON, CAROLYN F.; SCHILTZ, MICHAEL E.
NEGRO-WHITE EMPLOYMENT DIFFERENTIALS AMONG 1964 COLLEGE GRADUATES IN LOUISIANA WERE DETERMINED BY A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY OF FOUR PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO AND THREE PREDOMINATLY WHITE INSTITUTIONS. THE STUDY GIVES AN OVERALL IMPRESSION OF THE SHARP EMPLOYMENT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NEGROES AND WHITES 15 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION. NEGROES OF BOTH SEXES WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED, THEY CHANGED JOBS OFTENER, AND THEY WERE LESS LIKELY TO BE EMPLOYED FULL-TIME. NEGROES BEGAN AT LOWER SALARIES. MALE WHITES WERE THREE TIMES AS LIKELY TO HAVE STARTED TEACHING WITH A SALARY OVER $4,000 AND TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE GONE OVER $4,000 DURING THE FIRST 15 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT. ALTHOUGH NEGRO GRADUATES DID NOT GET JOBS INVOLVING THE SAME WORK AT PAY LEVELS COMPARABLE TO THOSE OF WHITES, THEY HAD NO SPECIAL DIFFICULTY IN OBTAINING JOBS. THE MAJORITY GOT AND HELD JOBS IN ENVIRONMENTS WHICH WERE SUBSTANTIALLY OR TOTALLY NEGRO. NEGRO GRADUATES, OF EITHER SEX, WERE FAR LESS LIKELY THAN WHITES TO GO TO GRADUATE SCHOOL OR ATTEND GRADUATE SCHOOL FULLTIME, ALTHOUGH THEY WERE CONSIDERABLY MORE LIKELY TO INDICATE A DESIRE FOR GRADUATE TRAINING. OVER HALF OF ALL MALE NEGRO RESPONDENTS ENTERED TEACHING, AND THIS GROUP EXHIBITED, TO A GREATER DEGREE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP, ALL OF THE DISADVANTAGES IDENTIFIED IN THE STUDY. TO THE EXTENT THAT THESE DATA REPRESENT SOUTHERN SCHOOL SYSTEMS, THERE IS LITTLE REASON TO EXPECT THAT THE GRADUATES OF PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO COLLEGES WILL BE ABLE TO BRIDGE THE RACIAL GAP IN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: LOUISIANA