Employment and Education: African American Teenage Males, 1970-1990

Research Report

Employment and Education: African American Teenage Males, 1970-1990

January 1, 1995

Abstract

The labor force participation of African American teenage males declined substantially during the 1970s, while that of their white counterparts rose. This pattern caused great concern among policymakers and analysts. This paper demonstrates that the observed patterns may be explained predominantly by increased school attendance and graduation for the African Americans. (Journal of African American Men 1(2), January 1995.)

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