1st Edition

Neighborhood Jobs, Race, and Skills
Urban Employment and Commuting

ISBN 9781138486270
Published March 25, 2020 by Routledge
158 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

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



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