The Current Economic Situation and its Impact on Gender, Race, and Class:
The Legacy of Raced (and Gendered) Employment

University of Iowa College of Law's Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Forthcoming

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2010-36

63 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2010  

Mildred Wigfall Robinson

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: October 27, 2010

Abstract

In this paper, I examine the impact of the 2007 recession by gender, race, and class. My analysis shows the disparate impact of the recession on men, Hispanic/Latino Americans and African Americans and reflects the recession's successively greater impact upon each group with African Americans suffering the highest rates of unemployment. Further, it has been suggested that this recession will quite likely spell the end of middle class status for many Americans. I identify factors contributing to this gloomy assessment with particular attention to the economically embattled black middle class.

Suggested Citation

Wigfall Robinson, Mildred, The Current Economic Situation and its Impact on Gender, Race, and Class: The Legacy of Raced (and Gendered) Employment (October 27, 2010). University of Iowa College of Law's Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Forthcoming; Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2010-36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1698749

Mildred Wigfall Robinson (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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