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African American Men and the Labor Market during the Great Recession

Authors: Holder, Michelle

  • Provides a multi-dimensional background on the average African American male worker
  • Uses descriptive statistics to show the disproportional impact of the Great Recession
  • Discusses how public policy can mitigate the effects of economic downturns
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This book analyzes the status and position of African American men in the U.S. labor market prior to, during, and after the Great Recession. Using a model of occupational crowding, the book outlines how the representation of African American men in major occupational categories almost universally declined during the recent recession even as white non-Hispanic men were able to maintain their occupational representation in the face of staggering job losses. Using US Census Bureau data, this book illustrates how African American men sought to insulate their group from devastating job losses by increasing their educational attainment in a job market where employers exercised more leverage in hiring. However, this strategy was unable to protect this group from disparate job losses as African American men became further marginalized in the workforce during the Great Recession. Policy approaches to address high African American male unemployment are outlined in the final chapter.

About the authors

Michelle Holder is Assistant Professor at John Jay College, City University of New York, USA. Prior to joining academia, she worked as an applied economist. Her reports have received coverage by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, El Diario, and the New York Amsterdam News. Holder possesses a PhD from the New School for Social Research and a BA from Fordham University, both in economics.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Position of African American Men in the US Labor Market Prior to the Great Recession

    Holder, Michelle

    Pages 1-22

  • African American Male Unemployment during the Great Recession in Comparison to Other Groups and Theoretical Considerations

    Holder, Michelle

    Pages 23-34

  • African American Men’s Decline in Labor Market Status during the Great Recession

    Holder, Michelle

    Pages 35-62

  • Where African American Men Stand Post-Recession in the Labor Market: Economic Theories Underlie Advocacy Efforts and Policy Approaches

    Holder, Michelle

    Pages 63-80

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56311-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56310-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African American Men and the Labor Market during the Great Recession
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56311-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56311-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56310-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 95
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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