Northeastern University - Center for Labor Market Studies
Young Black males have experienced severe difficulties in finding any type of employment and those with no post-secondary schooling face a bleak economic future in the absence of substantive effective policy responses to their human capital problems. This paper is designed to provide a background for discussions at a Jobs for America's Graduates forthcoming national meeting with Black political leaders. It identifies the key labor market and educational challenges facing young Black males in recent years, compares findings for Black males with those of men in other race-ethnic groups, and reviews some of the available literature on what seems to work or not work in solving these problems.
black men, employment analysis
African American young men - Economic conditions, African American young men - Employment
Sum, Andrew; Khatiwada, Ishwar; McLaughlin, Joseph; and Tobar, Paulo, "The educational attainment of the nation's young black men and their recent labor market experiences: what can be done to improve their future labor market and educational prospects?" (2007). Center for Labor Market Studies Publications. Paper 11. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10015292
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