ERIC Number: ED028270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Civil Rights, Employment, and the Social Status of American Negroes. Studies in Employment and Unemployment.
Sheppard, Harold L.; Striner, Herbert E.
The purpose of this bulletin is to briefly review relationships of employment, income, and family structure to civil rights of the American Negro population in recent years, and to stimulate the design of new and more effective policies and of more penetrating research activities regarding these relationships. Economic, sociological, and psychological dimensions of the problem of assuring civil rights for the Negro minority are sketched. The observations and factual content of the bulletin are based on a broad background of research and action-program experience in the fields of manpower and community development. Frequent use is made of tables to present data which is discussed fully. The information and discussion is used to form specific conclusions having policy, program, and research implications for governmental agencies. General research needs, such as better surveys of Negro social and economic characteristics, and a permanent clearinghouse for research results, are discussed. In addition, 19 specific areas in which sociological, psychological, and economic research is necessary are presented with suggestions regarding the nature of the needed research. Although the report focuses on Negroes, many of the points and recommendations are equally applicable to other minorities as well as other groups of disadvantaged individuals. (ET)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Employment, Blacks, Civil Rights, Disadvantaged, Employment Problems, Employment Services, Family Structure, Job Training, Program Improvement, Racial Discrimination, Research Needs, Self Help Programs, Socioeconomic Status
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1101 Seventeenth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (single copies without charge)
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Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.; Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
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