ERIC Number: ED076809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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The Negro in the Drugstore Industry. The Racial Policies of American Industry.
Fletcher, F. Marion; Keeney, Marie R.
This study examines the historical and current levels of Negro employment in drugstores, the reasons for the employment patterns, the prospects for greater Negro employment in high status jobs, and the effects of industry employment policies on the retail drug industry employment of Negroes. The report explores the nature of the retail drug industry, factors affecting Negro employment, and the future of Negroes in the industry. Conclusions were that Negro employment proportions and occupational distribution should continue to improve, with the biggest gains among professional workers as the number of Negro pharmacy college graduates increases. All levels of black workers in urban drugstores should increase, if efforts are made to employ Negro salespeople. The least change will occur among suburban, small town, and rural independent drugstore operations where potential black employees are generally not available. (MF)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Blue Collar Occupations, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Industry, Labor Market, Personnel Policy, Pharmacists, Racial Distribution, Retailing, Sales Occupations, Service Occupations, White Collar Occupations
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 ($5.95)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.