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The Resource Stories employers tell : race, skill, and hiring in America, Philip Moss and Chris Tilly

Stories employers tell : race, skill, and hiring in America, Philip Moss and Chris Tilly

Label
Stories employers tell : race, skill, and hiring in America
Title
Stories employers tell
Title remainder
race, skill, and hiring in America
Statement of responsibility
Philip Moss and Chris Tilly
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is the United States justified in seeing itself as a meritocracy, where stark inequalities in pay and employment reflect differences in skills, education, and effort? Or does racial discrimination still permeate the labor market, resulting in the systematic underhiring and underpaying of racial minorities, regardless of merit? Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s African Americans have lost ground to whites in the labor market, but this widening racial inequality is most often attributed to economic restructuring, not the racial attitudes of employers. It is argued that the educational gap between blacks and whites, through narrowing, carries greater penalties now that we are living in an era of global trade and technological change that favors highly educated workers and displaces the low-skilled." "Stories Employers Tell demonstrates that this conventional wisdom is incomplete. Racial discrimination is still a fundamental part of the explanation of labor market disadvantage. Drawing upon a wide-ranging survey of empolyers in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles, Philip Moss and Chris Tilly investigate the types of jobs employers offer, the skills required, and the recruitment, screening, and hiring procedures used to fill them. The authors then follow up in greater depth on selected employers to explore the attitudes, motivations, and rationale underlying their hiring decisions, as well as decisions about where to locate a business."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Moss, Philip I
Dewey number
331.13/3/0973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.C35
LC item number
M674 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tilly, Chris
Series statement
A volume in the multi-city study of urban inequality
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Career development
  • Minorities
  • Discrimination in employment
Label
Stories employers tell : race, skill, and hiring in America, Philip Moss and Chris Tilly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Racial inequality in the labor market: market forces or discrimination? -- The scope of the study: data, methods, and the four cities -- The skills employers seek -- Employer perceptions of race and skill -- Employers view the inner city / with Ivy Kennelly and Joleen Kirschenman -- Hiring procedures and the role of formality -- The moral of the tale: designing better labor market policies -- Appendix A. Profiles of data sets used in this book -- Appendix B. Descriptive statistics of variables
Control code
45189020
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780871546098
Lccn
00050999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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Label
Stories employers tell : race, skill, and hiring in America, Philip Moss and Chris Tilly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Racial inequality in the labor market: market forces or discrimination? -- The scope of the study: data, methods, and the four cities -- The skills employers seek -- Employer perceptions of race and skill -- Employers view the inner city / with Ivy Kennelly and Joleen Kirschenman -- Hiring procedures and the role of formality -- The moral of the tale: designing better labor market policies -- Appendix A. Profiles of data sets used in this book -- Appendix B. Descriptive statistics of variables
Control code
45189020
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780871546098
Lccn
00050999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps

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