ERIC Number: ED452335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Inequality: Evidence from Four Cities. A Volume in the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality.
O'Connor, Alice, Ed.; Tilly, Chris, Ed.; Bobo, Lawrence D., Ed.
This collection of papers focuses on urban inequalities in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles. There are 11 chapters in 3 parts. The book begins with an introduction, "Understanding Inequality in the Late Twentieth-Century Metropolis: New Perspectives on the Enduring Racial Divide" (Alice O'Connor) and chapter 1, "Metropolises of the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality: Social, Economic, Demographic, and Racial Issues in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles" (Reynolds Farley). Part 1, "Racial Attitudes," includes: (2) "Stereotyping and Urban Inequality" (Lawrence D. Bobo and Michael P. Massagli); and (3) "Perceived Group Discrimination and Policy Attitudes: The Sources and Consequences of the Race and Gender Gaps" (James R. Kluegel and Lawrence D. Bobo). Part 2,"Residence, Employment, and the Significance of Space," includes: (4) "Processes of Racial Residential Segregation (Camille Zubrinsky Charles); (5) "Ethnic Residential Segregation and Its Consequences" (Franklin D. Wilson and Roger B. Hammer); and (6) "Space as a Signal: How Employers Perceive Neighborhoods in Four Metropolitan Labor Markets" (Chris Tilly, Philip Moss, Joleen Kirschenman, and Ivy Kennelly). Part 3, "Inequality and the Structure of Labor Market Opportunity," includes: (7) "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Job Searching in Urban Centers" (Luis M. Falcon and Edwin Melendez); (8) "Inequality Through Labor Markets, Firms, and Families: The Intersection of Gender and Race-Ethnicity Across Three Cities" (Irene Browne, Leann Tigges, and Julie Press); (9) "Linking the Multi-City Study's Household and Employer Surveys to Test for Race and Gender Effects in Hiring and Wage Setting" (Tom Hertz, Chris Tilly, and Michael P. Massagli); (10) "Why Opportunity Isn't Knocking: Racial Inequality and the Demand for Labor" (Philip Moss and Chris Tilly); and (11) "Are Jobs Available for Disadvantaged Workers in Urban Areas?" (Harry J. Holzer and Sheldon Danziger). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Employers, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Stereotypes, Gender Issues, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Neighborhoods, Personnel Selection, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Residential Patterns, Sex Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status, Urban Areas, Wages
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles); Georgia (Atlanta); Massachusetts (Boston); Michigan (Detroit)