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Title: Discrimination, Segmentation, and Upward Mobility: A Longitudinal Approach to the Dual Labor Market Theory
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1. Andrisani, Paul J.
Discrimination, Segmentation, and Upward Mobility: A Longitudinal Approach to the Dual Labor Market Theory
Presented: Atlantic City, NJ, Joint Meeting of the American Economic Association and the Econometric Society, 1976
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: American Economic Association
Keyword(s): Assets; Discrimination, Racial/Ethnic; Earnings; Educational Attainment; Employment; Job Training; Labor Market, Secondary; Mobility, Job; Schooling; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

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The empirical results presented in this study make it rather difficult to accept an extreme hypothesis of labor market segmentation. The secondary sector hardly appears to be an economic prison from which there is no escape. In addition, contrary to the principal tenets of the dual labor market theory, investments in the skills and abilities of black youth appear to have payoffs in terms of entry into better jobs and in terms of higher earnings as well, even when employed in what is defined herein as the secondary market sector. Nonetheless, the evidence strongly suggests that invidious racial discrimination denies numerous youth the socioeconomic fruits warranted by their human assets.
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Andrisani, Paul J. "Discrimination, Segmentation, and Upward Mobility: A Longitudinal Approach to the Dual Labor Market Theory." Presented: Atlantic City, NJ, Joint Meeting of the American Economic Association and the Econometric Society, 1976.