ERIC Number: ED260170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
School Desegregation and Black Occupational Attainments: Results from a Long-Term Experiment.
Crain, Robert L.; Strauss, Jack
The effects of attending desegregated schools on the occupational attainment of blacks were examined through a 1983 follow-up study of students who began desegregated schooling in early elementary school in 1966 as part of a randomized experiment (Project Concern, Hartford, Connecticut) and of students in a control group. The students were nearly all non-Hispanic American blacks, and a few were of Puerto Rican or West Indian ancestry. The main finding was that the desegregated black students obtained different types of employment than did the students in the control group. The desegregated students are now working in occupations which are less commonly held by blacks: for instance, men are salesmen rather than postmen, while women are secretaries rather than nurses' aides. In general, those who experienced desegregated schooling are more likely to be working in white collar and professional jobs in the private sector, while those from segregated schools are more likely to be working in government and in blue-collar jobs. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (Hartford)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A