University of Wisconsin–Madison

Feel the Heat!: The Unrelenting Challenge of Young Black Male Unemployment

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Education
The situation of high unemployment for black men is not new. It has persisted for decades, and scholars, sociologists, economists, policy makers, and advocates have brought attention to various aspects of this challenge and put forth solutions. Yet, it is seemingly an intractable situation. This report reflects on the current labor market situation of young black men and on policies and practices that can be leveraged to dramatically improve their labor market status.

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