Chaplin, D. D. (1995). Employment and education: African American teenage males, 1970–1990. Journal of African American Men, 1(1), 23-35.
The labor force participation of African American teenage males declined substantially during the 1970s, while that of their white counterparts rose. This pattern caused great concern among policy makers and analysts. This paper demonstrates that the observed patterns may be explained predominantly by increased school attendance and graduation for the African Americans.
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