Persistent Disparity: Race and Economic Inequality in the United States Since 1945

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Persistent Disparity provides a comprehensive examination of the magnitude and scope of racial economic disparity, one of the most important economic and social problems confronting the United States. The book includes a careful discussion of the substantive meaning of racial equality as a social goal and a detailed assessment of policy recommendations for remedying persistent disparity. William Darity and Samuel Myers assess the extent of black economic progress in the US since World War II and continue to forecast the development of the black-white income gap into the early 21st century. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers of United States social and economic history, welfare economics, public and social policy and African American studies.

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General inequality in American society and the widening of the
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Inequality and the widening gap between the races
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Education and earnings inequality among family heads
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William A. Darity Jr., Duke University, US and Samuel L. Myers Jr., Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, University of Minnesota, US

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