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The Black youth employment crisis

Author: Richard B Freeman; Harry J Holzer
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986.
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research project report.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Freeman; Harry J Holzer
ISBN: 0226261646 9780226261645
OCLC Number: 12693773
Description: viii, 469 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. The Black Youth Employment Crisis --
The Black Youth Employment Crisis: Summary of Findings / Richard B. Freeman and Harry J. Holzer --
II. The Nature and Pattern of Change --
1. Black Youth Nonemployment: Duration and Job Search / Harry J. Holzer --
Comment: Ronald G. Ehrenberg --
2. Transitions between Employment and Nonemployment / John Ballen and Richard B. Freeman --
Comment: Gary Chamberlain --
3. Layoffs, Discharges, and Youth Unemployment / Peter Jackson and Edward Montgomery --
Comment: James L. Medoff --
III. Causes: Demand --
4. The Spatial Mismatch Hypothesis: Are There Teenage Jobs Missing in the Ghetto? / David T. Ellwood --
Comment: Jonathan S. Leonard --
5. The Demographic Determinants of the Demand for Black Labor / George J. Borjas --
Comment: Daniel S. Hamermesh. 6. Brothers of a Different Color: A Preliminary Look at Employer Treatment of White and Black Youth / Jerome Culp and Bruce H. Dunson --
Comment: Paul Osterman --
7. Do Better Jobs Make Better Workers? Absenteeism from Work Among Inner-City Black Youths / Ronald Ferguson and Randall Filer --
Comment: Charles Brown --
IV. Causes: Supply --
8. Market Incentives for Criminal Behavior / W. Kip Viscusi --
Comment: James W. Thompson and James Cataldo --
9. Who Escapes? The Relation of Churchgoing and Other Background Factors to the Socioeconomic Performance of Black Male Youths from Inner-City Poverty Tracts / Richard B. Freeman --
10. The Effects of Attitudes and Aspirations on the Labor Supply of Young Men / Linda Datcher-Loury and Glenn C. Loury --
Comment: Michael J. Piore --
11. Do Welfare Programs Affect the Schooling and Work Patterns of Young Black Men? / Robert Lerman --
Comment: Samuel L. Meyers, Jr. --
Appendix: NBER-Mathematica Survey of Inner-City Black Youth: An Analysis of the Undercount of Older Youths / John Bound.
Series Title: National Bureau of Economic Research project report.
Responsibility: edited by Richard B. Freeman and Harry J. Holzer.
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