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Title Ethnicity, social mobility, and public policy : comparing the USA and UK / edited by Glenn C. Loury, Tariq Modoom, and Steven M. Teles
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 643 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ruling an empire, governing a multinational state: the impact of Britain's historical legacy on the ethno-racial regime / Mary J. Hickman -- American diversity and the 2000 census / Nathan Glazer -- Four modes of ethno-somatic stratification: the experience of blacks in Europe and the Americas / Orlando Patterson -- Ethnicity as social capital: community-based institutions and embedded networks of social relations / Min Zhou -- Intergeneration mobility and racial inequality in education and earnings / Linda Datcher Loury -- Social integration and social mobility: spatial segregation and intermarriage of the Caribbean population in Britain / Ceri Peach -- Ghettos and the transmission of ethnic capital / David M. Cutler [and others] -- Family formation in multicultural Britain: diversity and changes / Richard Berthoud -- Educational progress for African-Americans and Latinos in the United States from the 1950s to the 1990s: the interaction of ancestry and class / Michael Hout -- The educational attainments of ethnic minorities in Britain / Tariq Modood -- Why America's black-white school achievement gap persists / Ronald F. Ferguson -- Networks and niches: the continuing significance of ethnic connections / Roger Waldinger -- Nonwhite origins, Anglo destinations: immigrants in the USA and Britain / Suzanne Model -- Social mobility of ethnic minorities / Anthony Heath, Dorren McMahon -- Ethnic minorities, employment, self-employment, and social mobility in postwar Britain / Vaughan Robinson, Rina Valeny -- Ethnicity and political mobilization in Britain / Tariq Modood -- Political institutions and minority mobility in the USA / Peter Skerry -- Race, state, and policy: the development of employment discrimination policy in the USA and Britain / Robert Lieberman -- Regime effects: ethnicity, social mobility, and public policy in the USA and Britain / Steven M. Teles, Robert Mickey, Fawzia S. Ahmed -- Race, inequality and justice in the USA: some social-philosophic reflections / Glenn C. Loury -- Achieving racial equality / Bhikhu Parekh
Summary The causes and consequences of social mobility are a central area of study within social sciences, and the differing levels of economic development between ethnic groups is an issue of concern for policy-makers. This book provides a comparative analysis of these and related issues within the US and the UK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Minorities -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Minorities -- Government policy -- United States.
Minorities -- Great Britain.
Minorities -- United States.
Social mobility -- Great Britain.
Social mobility -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Loury, Glenn C.
Modood, Tariq.
Teles, Steven Michael.
LC no. 2004051887
ISBN 0511114885 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511115431 (electronic bk.)
9780511114885 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511115431 (electronic bk.)