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Neighborhood Jobs, Race, and Skills

Urban Employment and Commuting, 1st Edition

By Daniel Immergluck


154 pages

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Originally published in 1998, Neighbourhood Jobs, Race, and Skills argues that race is a powerful and persistent barrier to employment. Analysing existing literature, this book outlines how racial discrimination in hiring against African Americans appears to remain a contributor to high unemployment rates in black neighbourhoods. The book also discusses how issues such as poor schools and physical and social isolation compound employment problems, as well as changes in policy on skill requirements and the location of jobs. The book argues that combined, this is a major contributor to concentrated urban employment and poverty.

Table of Contents


1. Urban Neighbourhood Unemployment and Neighbourhood Economic Development Policy

2. Theory and Evidence on the Impacts of Neighbourhood Economic Development Policies

3. Theory and Evidence on Factors Affecting Unemployment and Employment Patterns Across Urban Space

4. Development Models of Neighbourhood Unemployment and Local Working Rates

5. Neighbourhood-Level Job and Demographic Patterns in Chicago

6. Estimating the Models and Interpreting the Results

7. Implications for Neighbourhood Economic Development and Employment Policy



About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban planning, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban markets, planning, transport planning, poverty, politics, forecasting techniques and an examination of the inner city in Europe and the US, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of planning. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology, geography, planning and urbanization respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography