ERIC Number: ED094074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Interregional Migration, Education, and Poverty in the Urban Ghetto: Another Look at Black-White Earnings Differentials.
Adams, Arvil V.; Nestel, Gilbert
This paper presents results, using data from the National Longitudinal Surveys, which support the economic disadvantage of a non-Southern ghetto environment for young black males. Controlling for differences in age, years of school completed, region and character of current residence, it is found that the mean earnings of young black males educated in the metropolitan non-South are substantially less than those of their peers educated in the rural South. It was not possible to confirm this disadvantage for older black males, however. Examining several attitudinal and labor force characteristics of young blacks leads to the conclusion that a major problem in reducing black poverty--contrary to the implications of the Coleman Report--lies in improving the environment of the non-Southern ghetto. The analysis is also extended to whites in order to examine the rural-urban dimensions of environment and migration and their effect on racial earnings differentials. The National Longitudinal Surveys constitute a five-year longitudinal study of the labor market experiences of four subsets of the United States population. The present study is based on data collected in the first round of interviews with two cohorts of men, the first 45-59 years of age and the second 14-24 years of age. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.