New Approaches to Economic and Social Analyses of Discrimination

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Richard R. Cornwall, Phanindra V. Wunnava
Praeger, Jan 1, 1991 - Business & Economics - 412 pages
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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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Contents

Why Is the Black Unemployment Rate Always
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1J Unemployment Rates by Age Reason and Schooling 1988
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Critical Reflections
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RICHARD R. CORNWALL is Professor of Economics and Department Chair at Middlebury College. He is the author of Introduction to the Use of General Equilibrium Analysis.

PHANINDRA V. WUNNAVA is Associate Professor of Economics at Middlebury College and has contributed to many scholarly and professional journals.

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