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Inequality In Labor Market Areas

1st Edition

By Joachim Singelmann


326 pages

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 During the past two decades, many attempts have been made to refocus stratification research and the study of inequality. The contributors to this volume have a long-term concern with the importance of space and locality. Many of them belonged to a research project during the early 1980s that had as one of its main aims the analysis of labor forc

Table of Contents

Introduction -- New Theoretical Approaches and Methodological Issues -- Renewed Significance of Space in Social Research: Implications for Labor Market Studies -- Political Economy and Local Labor Markets: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis -- Alternative Strategies for Labor Market Analyses: Multi-Level Models of Labor Market Inequality -- Mapping Social and Economic Space: The Delineation of Local Labor Markets in the United States -- New Empirical Findings for Labor Market Areas -- A Multi-Level Analysis of Income Sources of the Poor and Near Poor -- Off-Farm Employment Opportunities for Farmers: A Labor Market Area Analysis -- What Drives Labor Market Growth?: Economic Performance of Labor Market Areas, 1980–86 -- Divisions of Labor and Inequality in High-Tech Centers -- Household Structure, Labor Market Characteristics, and Female Labor Force Participation -- Black Migration and the Legacy of Plantation Agriculture -- Black Concentration and Underemployment in Southern Labor Markets -- Minority Concentration and Black-White Inequality in U.S. Labor Market Areas -- Restructuring Local Labor Markets: Lessons from the 1980s, an Agenda for the 1990s -- Appendix

About the Author

Joachim Singelmann is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University. He is the author of From Agriculture to Services (Sage, 1978) and co-author of Das Ende der Klassengesellschaft? (Transfer Verlag, 1990). His primary research areas are the labor force, inequality, and migration. His current projects include a study of the transformation from central planning to markets in Eastern Germany.

Forrest A. Deseran is associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for Life Course and Population Studies at Louisiana State University. He is editor of the U.S. Rural Sociological Society Rural Studies Series for Westview Press and has published in U.S. and international sociology journals. His current research focuses on household structure, local labor markets, and the labor force in the U.S.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General