The unrelenting significance of minority statuses: Gender, ethnicity, and economic attainment since affirmative action
Abbreviated Journal Title
DECLINING SIGNIFICANCE; RACE; EARNINGS; DISCRIMINATION; EMPLOYMENT; PROMOTIONS; INEQUALITY; EDUCATION; INCOME; WAGES; Sociology
Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and based on the split-class theory of racial and ethnic discrimination, this research examines the effects of gender, ethnicity, education, family characteristics, and geographic residence over time on economic attainment While gender and family poverty status had greater impacts on overall economic attainment results reveal that being an ethnic minority is significantly associated with lower wages. Moreover, results reveal that the disadvantage to racial and ethnic minorities has expanded over time or becomes more important at advanced ages. The results lend support to split-class theory and the arguments of Charles V. Willie that race/ ethnicity has become a more important rather than becoming less important indicator of poverty and income. Further, the results refute the notions that Affirmative Action has accomplished its goals or that if leads to reverse discrimination against White males.
"The unrelenting significance of minority statuses: Gender, ethnicity, and economic attainment since affirmative action" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2981.