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This volume examines the concept and social phenomenon of discrimination from economic and sociological perspectives. It brings together the work of a wide range of sociologists and economists and provides a spectrum of methodological and ideological views on this highly charged topic. The breadth of topics and approaches offered here include classical Marxist ideas on rivalry among entrepreneurs and among ethnic groups to neo-classical supply-side and human capital factors, as well as demand-side factors such as efficiency wage theories and organizational inertia.
This work will be of interest to specialists in labor economics and sociology. It provides an excellent overview of the relevant issues and current scholarly thought in employment and occupational discrimination.
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Preface and DedicationUnemployment: Alternative Explanations and Discriminatory ConsequencesWhy Is the Black Unemployment Rate Always Twice as High as the White Unemployment Rate? by Steven ShulmanEfficiency Wage Theory: Critical Reflections on the NeoKeynesian Theory of Unemployment and Discrimination by William A. Darity, Jr.Discrimination and Efficiency Wages: Estimates of the Role of Efficiency Wages in Male/Female Wage Differentials by Michael D. Robinson and Phanindra V. WunnavaCompetition, Discrimination and Differential Wage Rates: On the Continued Relevance of Marxian Theory to the Analysis of Earnings and Employment Inequality by Rhonda M. WilliamsLabor-Market Segmentation: Evidence and Implications of Gender BarriersThe Structure and Process of Sex Segregation by William T. BielbyOrganizational Evidence of Ascription in Labor Markets by James N. BaronWorking Conditions, Segmented Labor Markets and Gender Discrimination by David Fairris and Lori KletzerSupply-Side Responses to InequityThe Measurement of Labor Market Discrimination When Minorities Respond to Discrimination by Harriet Orcutt Duleep and Nadja ZalokarLifetime Work Expectations and Estimates of Gender Discrimination by Solomon W. Polachek and Charng KaoMarkets: Social Amplifiers or Dampers? Is an Active Policy Necessary/Effective?Circulation Causation in Social Processes: The Case of the Ghetto and Black-Owned Businesses by Timothy BatesDiscrimination, Returns to Education and Teenage Childbearing by Elaine McCrateEarnings of Black Immigrants: Implications for Racial Discrimination by Stephen A. WoodburyAccounting for the Economic Progress of Black Americans by James J. HeckmanIndex