ERIC Number: ED169201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Racial Segregation Among Places of Employment. Report No. 262.
Becker, Henry Jay
Indices of racial segregation across different places of employment are presented for black and non-Hispanic white workers in the same general occupational category (e.g., managers; operatives). Black and non-Hispanic white laborers and service workers are more segregated from one another than are their racial counterparts in other occupational categories, once the relative supply of black workers in each occupation is accounted for. Black and white women at each occupational level are more segregated from one another than are black and white men, although differential employment in high and low segregation industries accounts for much of the sex differences. The racial composition of an establishment's work force in one occupation is strongly related to its racial composition in other occupations, especially within the blue collar and white collar subgroups. For certain occupational categories--namely professionals, sales workers, and clerical workers--the black proportion of the work force is higher the more the total establishment's employment is concentrated in that occupation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.
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