This volume examines special issues associated with providing services and guidance to African American men. Although this group of men is like any other in its struggle with its social and economic problems, African American men experience a higher rate of murder, imprisonment, unemployment and racism. The contributors to this book provide a broad, interdisciplinary view of the possible solutions to the different problems facing African American men.

Employment for Young African American Males: Where the Jobs Are and What Employers Want

Employment for young african american males: Where the jobs are and what employers want
HarryJ.Holzer

The problems experienced by young African American males in the labor market are quite well known. Their unemployment rate is disturbingly high, and their attachment to the labor force is often quite weak (Freeman & Holzer, 1986). Their wages lag behind those of their white counterparts, even when they have comparable amounts of education and work experience. If anything, these developments have grown worse over the past decade or two, as some of the progress made toward earnings equalization between whites and blacks during the civil rights movement has been eroded (Bound & Freeman, 1992). Indeed, many social ...

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