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Race, Markets, and Social Outcomes : RECENT ECONOMIC THOUGHT SERIES - Patrick L. Mason

Race, Markets, and Social Outcomes


By: Patrick L. Mason (Editor), Rhonda M. Williams (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1997
ISBN: 9780792398936
Number Of Pages: 194

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The market power hypothesis, which asserts that racial discrimination and market competition are inversely correlated, is challenged by the essays presented in Race, Markets, and Social Outcomes. These essays address a number of important topics - employment, wage inequality and discrimination, health, crime, and housing and credit markets - and answer a series of interrelated questions: Is racism a significant variable in the competitive allocation of market goods and services? What are the limitations of conventional modes of analysis used to explain variation in interracial economic outcomes? Are there any policy innovations that can be derived from recent theoretical and empirical research? Race, Markets, and Social Outcomes will serve as a valuable reference to anyone studying, teaching or researching the complex interaction among race, institutions, and market and social outcomes. Also, the interdisciplinary nature of the volume will aid graduate study in several academic areas, including economics, sociology, African American studies and urban studies.

Contributing Authors
Introductionp. 1
The Status of Self-Employed and Employee African Americans in the New York City Construction Industryp. 15
Black Employment Criminal Activity and entrepreneurship: A Case Study of New Jerseyp. 31
Measuring Wage Discrimination During Periods of Growing Overall Wage Inequalityp. 67
Will Greater Competition Improve the Markets for Health Care Services and the Health Outcomes for Black Americans?p. 93
The Continuing Significance of Race in Meeting the Health Care Needs of Black Elderlyp. 117
Race and Crime: What is the Connection?p. 133
Why Does Race Matter in Housing and Credit Markets?p. 157
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780792398936
ISBN-10: 0792398939
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54