Rienzo, B. A., Button, J., & Moore, K. N. (2006). Supporting diversity works: African american male and female employment in six florida cities. Western Journal of Black Studies, 30(3), 133-141.
Studies that address African American labor market trends tend to focus on how blacks fare relative to whites, with little attention given to the job market performance of black women compared to black men. This empirical survey of 167 randomly-selected businesses in six Florida cities explores African American male and female employment and the independent factors that explain these employment levels. Findings indicate that black males are employed at slightly higher levels than black females, suggesting the double-disadvantage of race and sex discrimination confronting black women. Multivariate regression analysis utilizing demographic data and characteristics of the firms reveal that for black men, businesses that favor diversity in the workplace and support affirmative action are likely places of employment. Black women benefit more from national- or regional-based firms that promote a multicultural workforce.
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