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American Race Relations Lecture 16. Jobs and Affirmative Action
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Research of Sudhir Venkatesh
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Gangs Are Structured Like McDonald’s. ..
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...They Also Pay Like McDonald’s for “franchise owners”: over $100,000 year for foot soldiers: less than federal minimum wage
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Chance of Death Each Year gang member: 7% death row: 2% living in gang member’s neighborhood: 1% soldier in Iraq War: .5%
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Minority Unemployment
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Causes of High Minority Unemployment poorer schools Wilson: spatial mismatch hypothesis Wilson: poorer neighborhoods, fewer role models job discrimination other structural factors
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Bertrand and Mullainathan, “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal?” randomly assigned “black” and “white” names to resumes “white”: Emily Walsh, Brendan Baker “black”: Lakisha Washington, Jamal Jones also varied resume quality between “high” and “low” sent out to 1300 help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago how many employers respond?
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Higher v. Lower Quality Resumes for whites: higher quality resumes received 30% more callbacks for African Americans: no difference in response rate to higher or lower quality resumes
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