Career Advancement Prospects and Strategies for Low-Wage Minority Workers

Research Report

Career Advancement Prospects and Strategies for Low-Wage Minority Workers

March 1, 2000

Abstract

It is well known that, on average, minorities in the U.S. have lower earnings than whites. Partly this is due to the lower educational attainment observed among members of minority groups. But, even when compared to whites with comparable levels of education and residing in comparable regions, African-Americans and other minorities earn lower wages and have lower employment rates.

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