Progressive Corporations at Work: The Case of Diversity Programs

Review of Law and Social Change 36:171-283, 2012

54 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2013 Last revised: 27 Jun 2013

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Soohan Kim

Korea University

Alexandra Kalev

Tel Aviv University

Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Until the late 1950s, companies in both the North and the South practiced discrimination openly. Women, African-Americans, and Latinos were rarely given opportunities to work alongside white men in the same jobs. They were generally offered unskilled jobs without promotion prospects. Most unions were segregated by sex and race, and those that had access to the best-paying jobs were the exclusive province of white men.

Suggested Citation

Kim, Soohan and Kalev, Alexandra and Dobbin, Frank, Progressive Corporations at Work: The Case of Diversity Programs (2012). Review of Law and Social Change 36:171-283, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2279516

Soohan Kim

Korea University ( email )

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Alexandra Kalev

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv 69978, 6997801
Israel

Frank Dobbin (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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