ERIC Number: ED118300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Metropolitan and Regional Inequalities Among Minorities in the Labor Market. Volume 3. Minorities in the Labor Market.
Wilber, George L.; Hagan, Robert J.
Inequalities among minorities in the labor market were examined. Minorities were classified according to persons of Spanish descent (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans), Blacks, American Indians, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipinos. All persons 20 to 64 years of age, not enrolled in school and not living in group quarters, who were residents in 1970 were included. Detailed information was provided via the tabulations for regions and metropolitan areas. Emphasis was placed on labor force participation, employment, occupational achievement, mobility, weeks worked, and earnings. Brief profiles of each minority summarized their achievements. Data were obtained from the United States census' Public Use Sample files for 1970. Comparisons indicated that: (1) levels of employment, occupational achievement, and earnings differed by location, but that the overall rankings of minorities were not modified within areas; (2) participation and achievement levels tended to be highest in areas where a minority was must numerous, except for Cubans in Miami; and (3) achievements of minorities in the labor market were more dependent on their minority characteristics and such determinants as their educational attainment than on their regional or metropolitan location. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Employment Statistics, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, Labor Market, Occupational Mobility, Qualifications, Socioeconomic Status, Spanish Culture, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Wages
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Social Welfare Research Inst.
Note: For related documents, see Vol 1, ED 113 118 and Vol 2, ED 115 723