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Distribution of rural employment growth by race: a case study


Author:
Oliveira, V.J.
Source:
USDA
Year:
1986
Subject:
employment, rural areas, Blacks, races, and economic development
Abstract:
Extract: Whites benefit more than blacks from rural economic growth, based on the findings of a survey of adults in 10 rural counties in southern Georgia. From 1976-81, a period of rapid employment growth, the percentage of white women with jobs in the study area increased, while the percentage of black men with jobs decreased. Among employed persons, whites increased their share of higher wage jobs. Persons who moved into the area obtained higher paying jobs than did other residents; these inmigrants, most of whom were white, in general took larger shares of the new jobs than continuous residents of both racial groups. Improving the education and job training of poor residents, especially blacks, is essential to distributing economic benefits more equally.
Format:
17 p.
Language:
English
Collection:
Rural Development Publications Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/AGE86927042