ERIC Number: ED147212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Race and Ethnicity upon Income and Occupational Status Attainment.
Goodman, Jerry D.
Data are analyzed on native whites, second generation Italian-Americans, and second generation urban blacks to ascertain the effects of race and ethnicity upon income and occupational status attainment. Data about these groups were drawn from a 1 in 100 random sampling of the 1960 and 1970 census data for Chicago. Nine hypotheses relating to the process of income and occupational status attainment, obtained from the literature on income and occupational attainment processes, are tested. For each year, 1960 and 1970, data are analyzed for two groups: one composed of second generation Italian-Americans and second generation urban blacks, and the other composed of native whites and second generation Italian-Americans. In the first group the effect of race is assessed as it relates to the process of income and occupational status attainment; in the second group the effect of ethnicity is assessed. The findings indicate that race is seen to have a significant effect in determining income and occupational status attainment and that among whites, ethnicity does not significantly affect income and occupational status attainment. (Author/DRS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Employment, Blacks, Educational Economics, Employment, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Status, Income, Italian Americans, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Occupational Mobility, Race, Racial Discrimination, Social Class, Social Science Research, Socioeconomic Status, Sociology
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association (Dallas, Texas, March 31-April 2, 1977); Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document