ERIC Number: ED053299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Jobs and Income for Negroes. Policy Papers in Human Resources and Industrial Relations No. 6.
Killingsworth, Charles C.
In spite of increasingly effective anti-discrimination laws and a reduction in the educational differential between blacks and whites, the rapid economic progress made by Negroes in the 1940's and early 1950's has not continued. This study finds evidence that labor market adjustments and population changes are major factors. The labor market distortions of World War II induced the northward migration of many unskilled blacks, who were later displaced by white farm workers when technological change forced many workers out of agriculture. Decentralization of manufacturing and migration to the suburbs further isolated urban blacks from employment opportunities. Compounded by a Negro population explosion, the employment problems of young blacks are expected to continue or even worsen. A review of existing poverty and employment programs points out the need for a comprehensive policy of manpower development without reliance on any single policy. (BH)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Blacks, Demography, Employment Opportunities, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Utilization, Migration, Racial Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status, Unemployment
Publications Office, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, P.O. Box 1567, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Manpower Policy Task Force, Washington, DC.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.