ERIC Number: ED126225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Blacks in the Labor Force in the United States.
Price, Daniel O.
Labor force participation and occupational structure and their changing trends in our society are addressed in this paper. The problems of not being able to find employment are also important, and unemployment is also examamined. Findings indicate that there are declining proportions of males in the labor force with greater decline among black males than among white males. There is some evidence of increasing labor force participation among younger black males. Both black and white females show increasing rates of labor force participation, with white females having lower rates but increasing more rapidly. Blacks have approximately twice the unemployment rates of whites. While whites still show generally lower rates than blacks, the differences are not as great within age by education by sex categories. The cohort analysis of occupational trends indicates that black females are making more rapid occupational gains than are black males. When the ration of black to white median earnings is taken as a measure of income differential and this ratio is examined by years of education, it is found that based on males who worked 50-52 weeks out of the year in 1969, the ratio of black to white earnings declines with increasing education all the way up through sixteen years of education. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Employment, Black History, Black Influences, Blacks, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Females, Labor Economics, Labor Force, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Labor Turnover, Minority Groups, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility
Atlanta University, 223 Chestnut Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA.; Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers - Location: United States