Research Report Barriers and Bridges: An Action Plan for Overcoming Obstacles and Unlocking Opportunities for African American Men in Pittsburgh
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, Saunji D. Fyffe
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Supported by The Heinz Endowments, the Urban Institute has examined the structural barriers that contribute to differences in African American and white men’s access to economic opportunities in Pittsburgh, specifically in employment and entrepreneurship. This action plan outlines recommendations for community leaders in Pittsburgh to help reduce or eliminate these barriers and enable African American men to improve their economic position. The study findings are summarized in a separate report, Structural Barriers to Racial Equity in Pittsburgh: Expanding Economic Opportunity for African American Men and Boys.

Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Race and equity Workforce
Tags Workforce development Racial and ethnic disparities Wealth inequality Mobility Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Men and boys Inequality and mobility Families with low incomes
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
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This study of Pittsburgh, supported by The Heinz Endowments, focuses on structural barriers that contribute to differences in African American and white men’s access to economic opportunities, specifically in employment and entrepreneurship. Structural barriers are obstacles that disproportionate...