Black America Doesn't Benefit from the Nation's Economic Growth

5 Pages Posted: 26 May 2014

Date Written: May 10, 2014

Abstract

This Report Brief features an analysis of Black America’s employment growth by industry over the period 2000-2012, which is not systematically correlated with the fastest growing industries on a real value added basis. In other words, Black Americans are essentially locked out of many of the high growth industries that reflect the highest incomes. Under these conditions, there can be little progress in closing the Black-White income and wealth gaps that are being discussed so vigorously today.

Keywords: Black Americans, employment, NAICS industries, growth, value-added, income inequality

JEL Classification: J15, J21, J40

Suggested Citation

Robinson, Brooks B., Black America Doesn't Benefit from the Nation's Economic Growth (May 10, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2439078 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2439078

Brooks B. Robinson (Contact Author)

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