African-American Economic Progress in Urban Areas: A Tale of 14 American Cities

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2010-015A

52 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2010

See all articles by Dan Black

Dan Black

University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy

Natalia Kolesnikova

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Lowell J. Taylor

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Date Written: June 14, 2010

Abstract

How significant was the economic progress of African-Americans in the U.S. between 1970 and 2000? In this paper we examine this issue for black men 25-55 years old who live in 14 large U.S. metropolitan areas. We present the evidence that significant racial disparities remain in education and labor market outcomes of black and white men. We discuss changes in industrial composition, migration, and demographic changes that might have contributed to the stagnation of economic progress of black men between 1970 and 2000. In addition, we show that there was no progress in a financial well-being of black children, relative to white children, between 1970 and 2000.

Keywords: Black Economic Progress, Black-White Economic Convergence, Inequality

JEL Classification: J15, J31, J71, R23

Suggested Citation

Black, Dan and Kolesnikova, Natalia and Taylor, Lowell J., African-American Economic Progress in Urban Areas: A Tale of 14 American Cities (June 14, 2010). Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2010-015A. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1624907 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1624907

Dan Black

University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy ( email )

1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Natalia Kolesnikova (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis ( email )

411 Locust St
Saint Louis, MO 63011
United States

Lowell J. Taylor

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States
412-268-3278 (Phone)
412-268-7036 (Fax)

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
52
Abstract Views
711
rank
399,970
PlumX Metrics