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1. Myadze, Theresa I.
Inactivity and Activity Among Young Black and White Non-Hispanic Men
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Discrimination; Education; Health Care; Labor Force Participation; Local Area Unemployment; Local Labor Market; Racial Differences; Residence; Unemployment

The prevalence of nonemployment, among young black men has been increasingly attributed to supply-side explanations. This thesis uses NLS data in examining how a variety of supply, demand, and control variables influence chronic nonemployment among both young black and white men. Because poor performance in the labor market could lead to voluntary nonemployment, an assessment is also made of how selected variables affect what may be regarded as an ideal activity--full-time, year-round, nonpoverty wage work. The results indicate that such demand side factors as central-city status and the local unemployment rate had no significant impact on chronic nonemployment. However, proximity to jobs i.e., local employment rate, did affect the likelihood of full-time, year-round, nonpoverty wage work. As such, facilitating local economic growth remains in stabilizing demand for black labor and in improving the quality of jobs available. The results indicate that the incidence of full-time work among both races may also improve with the accessibility to vocational-technical training, health care, union jobs, and higher education, among others. Chronic nonemployment among both races seems to be heavily determined by education. Nonemployment among blacks is also determined by such supply variables as government training, household composition at age fourteen, presently residing with one's parent(s), and recent union status. It is likely that accessibility to stable, quality jobs, not just jobs per se, should reduce chronic nonemployment.
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Myadze, Theresa I. Inactivity and Activity Among Young Black and White Non-Hispanic Men. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990.