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Author Parks-Yancy, Rochelle.

Title Equal work, unequal careers : African Americans in the workforce / Rochelle Parks-Yancy.

Imprint Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 153 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-148) and index.
Contents Careers and social capital -- Social class, education, and finding work -- Surviving layoffs -- Race, gender, and accumulating career (dis)advantages -- Social program interventions -- Strategies for improving access.
Summary Why do some people get ahead in the workplace, while others, equally qualified, fall behind? Rochelle Parks-Yancy uses the experience of African American workers across the US to reveal how the forces of inequality and social capital shape long-term occupational success. Parks-Yancy's mixed-methods approach probes the ways that people find jobs, lose jobs, and get promoted, illuminating the subtle nexus of race, social networks, and societal barriers that can make or break a career trajectory. Demonstrating how disadvantages can accumulate over time, she goes beyond affirmative action to outline how individual workers can seize the initiative in remedying labor market inequalities. -- Publisher description.
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Subject African Americans -- Economic conditions.
Social capital (Sociology)
Social justice.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title African Americans in the workforce
Other Form: Print version: Parks-Yancy, Rochelle. Equal work, unequal careers. Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, 2010 9781935049234 (DLC) 2010007949 (OCoLC)505423774
ISBN 9781935049722 (electronic bk.)
1935049720 (electronic bk.)