Employment 11/5/2012 4:01:00 PM
Where We’ve Been, What’s Next
o Three Studies:
Social segregation & employment (names)
Role of Culture (McJobs)
Over the course of a lifetime, college graduates make 84% more than their
high school educated counterparts.
Visible [super super illegal]
70-85% of jobs in ads [networking- who you know]
o Employers are less likely to
Offer jobs to minorities
What’s In A Name?
Some names correlate with black/white divide
Biblical names for both
Arabic (or Arabic influenced)
o Ex) Rasheed
o Rise of black power; nation of Islam
o Ex) Raschad or Lavonda
Improvised tend to correspond with geography & SES
o 1,300 help ads o Same resume(s)
o Name changed
o Race or socioeconomic background?
o Hard to disentangle
White- Heidi Mackenzie 36.7% callback
Arab- Abdul-Aziz Mansour 23% callback
Devah Pager: Mark of a Criminal Record
A history of incarceration is linked to lower employment & income
Disrupted social patterns?
o Difficult to get back into networks when having been out of it
Legal barriers to employment?
Also, what is the effect of race?
Race & Record
Black-White Testers in Milwaukee:
o 23 years old
o college students
o similar verbal skills & interactional styles
o physically attractive, 5’1