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Economic disparity between ethnic and racial groups is a ubiquitous and pervasive phenomenon internationally. Gaps between groups encompass employment, wage, occupational status and wealth differentials. Virtually every nation is comprised of a group whose material well-being is sharply depressed in comparison with another, socially dominant group. This collection is a cross-national, comparative investigation of the patterns and dynamics of inter-group economic inequality. A wide range of respected experts discuss such issues as: *a wide range of groups from the Burakumin in Japan to the scheduled castes and tribes in India *policy attempts to remedy intergroup inequality *race and labor market outcomes in Brazil. Under the impressive editorship of William Darity Jr and Ashwini Deshpande, this collection forms an important book. It will be of interest to students and academics involved in racial studies, the economics of discrimination and labor economics as well as policy makers around the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415273954
ISBN-10: 0415273951
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Darity

William Darity Jnr. is Boshamer Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina and Research Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University, USA. Ashwini Deshpande is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Delhi, India.

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