ERIC Number: ED254573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
The Source of Minority Youth Employment Problems.
Swinton, David H.; Morse, Laurence C.
This paper presents evidence on the high unemployment rates for black youths and considers reasons for the widening gap in the labor market experience of black and white youth. The paper consists of five sections. In the first, historical evidence on the declining rate of black youth employment over the last 25 years is summarized. In the second section, an explanation is given for why the orthodox labor market theory cannot account for these declines. In the third, an alternative theory is presented to account for racial differences in job-finding success and, in the fourth section, existing empirical evidence is reviewed within the context of that theory. Finally, the fifth section presents conclusions and suggestions for additional research. (KH)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Black Youth, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Secondary Education, Unemployment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Labor Market Theory