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The rickety ladder of opportunity: minorities and work

Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam and Edward Fieldhouse

in The Age of Obama

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780719082771
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702901 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.003.0004
The rickety ladder of opportunity: minorities and work

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This chapter discusses the number of working opportunities that are available to minorities in Britain and the United States, and studies the prospects which minorities have of finding (good) work and how often they are able to have successful careers. It studies detailed data taken from the national census that shows how minorities fare compared to the white majority and how the chances of getting ahead in the workplace differ between various minority groups.

Keywords: working opportunities; successful careers; national census; white majority; minority groups; workplace

Chapter.  5349 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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