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

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Persistent Disparity
Race and Economic Inequality in the United States since 1945

William A. Darity Jr
Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina, USA

Samuel L. Myers Jr
Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, University of Minnesota, USA

Edward Elgar

Cheltenham, UK Northampton, MA, USA

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures vii
  • List of Tables x
  • Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • 1. the Widening Gap -- Increasing Interracial and Intraracial Inequality 1
  • 2. General Inequality in American Society and the Widening of the Gap Within Races 14
  • 3. Inequality and the Widening Gap Between the Races 43
  • Endnotes 59
  • 4. Education and Earnings Inequality Among Family Heads 60
  • Endnote 77
  • Appendix 78
  • 5. Family Structure, Labour Force Participation and Earnings Inequality 83
  • Conclusions 108
  • Endnotes 109
  • Endnotes 110
  • 6. Forecasts and Prospects 125
  • Endnote 132
  • 7. Remedies for Racial Economic Inequality 133
  • Endnotes 144
  • 8. Conclusions and Policy Directions 146
  • Endnotes 161
  • Bibliography 162
  • Index 185
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