Accession Number : AD0615302

Title :   THE EFFECT OF THE GHETTO ON THE DISTRIBUTION AND LEVEL OF NONWHITE EMPLOYMENT IN URBAN AREAS.

Descriptive Note : Revised ed.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kain, John F.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This paper empirically tests the effect of racial segregation in the housing market on the distribution and level of nonwhite employment. There is strong evidence that racial segregation is an important determinant of the distribution of nonwhite employment. Negro workers, for example, are significantly underrepresented in employment zones distant from the ghetto, and the underrepresentation increases as distance from the ghetto increases. There is highly suggestive evidence that segregation patterns in U.S. metropolitan areas affect nonwhite employment levels. Racial segregation may cost Negroes as many as 35,000 jobs in Chicago and 9,000 in Detroit. Chicago's larger labor force and greater racial segregation account for the difference in the figures for the two cities. If the dispersal and suburbanization of employment characterizing the past few decades continues, the loss of nonwhite employment opportunities resulting from patterns of housing segregation will probably increase.

Descriptors :   (*URBAN AREAS, HOUSING(DWELLINGS)), (*HOUSING(DWELLINGS), URBAN AREAS), (*MANPOWER, URBAN AREAS), (*SOCIOLOGY, URBAN AREAS), POPULATION, URBAN PLANNING, HOUSING PROJECTS, DISTRIBUTION, LABOR, ECONOMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE