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The Resource The economics of race in the United States, Brendan O'Flaherty

The economics of race in the United States, Brendan O'Flaherty

Label
The economics of race in the United States
Title
The economics of race in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Brendan O'Flaherty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brendon O'Flaherty brings the tools of economic analysis-- incentives, equilibrium, optimization, and more-- to bear on contentious issues of race in the United States. In areas ranging from quality of health care and education, to employment opportunities and housing, to levels of wealth and crime, he shows how racial differences among blacks, whites, Hispanics, and Asian Americans remain a powerful determinant in the lives of twenty-first-century Americans. ... [O'Flaherty] discusses important aspects of history and culture and explores race as a social and biological construct to make a compelling argument for why race must play a major role in economic and public policy. People are not color-blind, and so policies can not be color-blind either. Because his book addresses many topics, not just a single area such as labor or housing, surprising threads of connection emerge in the course of O'Flaherty's analysis. For example, eliminating discrimination in the workplace will not equalize earnings as long as educational achievement varies by race--and educational achievement will vary by race as long as housing and marriage markets vary by race. No single engine of racial equality in one area of social and economic life is strong enough to pull the entire train by itself. Progress in one place is often constrained by diminishing marginal returns in another. Good policies can make a difference, and only careful analysis can figure out which policies those are."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Flaherty, Brendan
Dewey number
305.80973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HT1521
  • E184.A1
LC item number
  • .O33 2015
  • O33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Race
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Race
  • United States
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Minderheit
  • Soziale Situation
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • USA
Label
The economics of race in the United States, Brendan O'Flaherty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is this book about? -- Classic texts -- What is race? -- Health and health care -- Employment and earnings -- Immigration -- Education -- Social life, friends, partners, and children -- Housing and neighborhoods -- Homeownership, mortgages, bubbles, and foreclosures -- Crime -- Businesses and entrepreneurs -- Wealth -- Reparations -- Wrapping up
Control code
ocn893709420
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
478 pages
Isbn
9780674368187
Lccn
2014041999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044563
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674368187
  • (OCoLC)893709420
Label
The economics of race in the United States, Brendan O'Flaherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is this book about? -- Classic texts -- What is race? -- Health and health care -- Employment and earnings -- Immigration -- Education -- Social life, friends, partners, and children -- Housing and neighborhoods -- Homeownership, mortgages, bubbles, and foreclosures -- Crime -- Businesses and entrepreneurs -- Wealth -- Reparations -- Wrapping up
Control code
ocn893709420
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
478 pages
Isbn
9780674368187
Lccn
2014041999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044563
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674368187
  • (OCoLC)893709420

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