Ethnicity, Social Mobility, and Public Policy: Comparing the USA and UK

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Glenn C. Loury, Tariq Modood, Steven M. Teles
Cambridge University Press, May 12, 2005 - Social Science
This major comparative study of the social mobility of ethnic minorities in the US and UK argues that social mobility must be understood as a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon, incorporating the wealth and income of groups, but also their political power and social recognition. Written by leading sociologists, economists, political scientists, geographers, and philosophers in both countries, the volume addresses issues as diverse as education, work and employment, residential concentration, political mobilisation, public policy and social networks, while drawing larger lessons about the meaning of race and inequality in the two countries. While finding that there are important similarities in the experience of ethnic, and especially immigrant, groups in the two countries, the volume also concludes that the differences between the US and UK, especially in the case of American blacks, are equally important.
 

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Contents

American diversity and the 2000 census
50
communitybased institutions
131
Intergenerational mobility and racial inequality
160
segregation and intermarriage of the Caribbean
178
Ghettos and the transmission of ethnic capital
204
diversity
222
Educational progress for AfricanAmericans and Latinos
262
The educational attainments of ethnic minorities
288
Social mobility of ethnic minorities
393
Ethnic minorities employment selfemployment
414
Ethnicity and political mobilization in Britain
457
the development of employment
498
ethnicity social mobility and public
522
some
573
Achieving racial equality
602
Author index
618

Why Americas blackwhite school achievement
309
the continuing significance
342
immigrants in
363

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About the author (2005)

Glenn C. Loury is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute on Race and Social Division at Boston University.

Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol. He has published extensively and was awarded the MBE for services to social science and ethnic relations in 2001.

Steven M. Teles is Assistant Professor of Politics at Brandeis University. He has published books and articles on a wide range of topics including welfare, affirmative action, devolution in the UK and EU.

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