Policy outcomes, investment in human capital, and African American economic well-being

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  • Policy outcomes influence the economic life chances of urban residents, many of whom are African American. While privileged groups have benefitted from such outcomes, state and national policy have often served as an impediment to the economic well-being of African Americans. In today’s digital age economic paradigm, African Americans—a population whose economic life chances are traditionally depended on manufacturing and unionism—would benefit from policy that invests in human capital development. While examining the top 50 cities with the largest African American population, this analysis revealed positive associations between state investment in human capital and growth indicators of economic well-being among urban African Americans.
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  • Hannon L; Beane R; Munchus G
  • Start Page

  • 122
  • End Page

  • 134
  • Volume

  • 39
  • Issue

  • 1