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Title: Differential Achievement: Race, Sex, and Jobs
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1. Treas, Judith A.
Differential Achievement: Race, Sex, and Jobs
Sociology and Social Research 62,3 (April 1978): 387-400
Cohort(s): Mature Women
Publisher: Journal has ceased publication, check OCLC - Worldcat for libraries holdings.
Keyword(s): Career Patterns; Educational Attainment; Occupational Status; Racial Differences

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This study attempts to determine why both black men and black women obtain lower status jobs than their white counterparts. The data are the subsample of 274 black women and 655 nonblack women who were "native-born" and of "nonfarm origins," from the NLS Mature Women Cohort and the subsample of 373 black men and 5,646 nonblack men who were also 30-44 years of age, "native-born," and of "nonfarm origins," surveyed by the Occupational Changes in a Generation Study, "a Current Population Survey supplement" in 1962. The analysis demonstrates that lower social origins and educational attainments are sufficient explanations of blacks' occupational disadvantage. Although black women get as much schooling as white woman with similar social origins, they take humbler first jobs. This status gap narrows over the course of a career, but black women never overcome this inauspicious labor force entry. Black men experience unique barriers to schooling. Although their career beginnings may not be lower than those of white men with limited educations, black men do not enjoy the upward career trajectory that characterizes their white counterparts.
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Treas, Judith A. "Differential Achievement: Race, Sex, and Jobs." Sociology and Social Research 62,3 (April 1978): 387-400.