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The color line and the quality of life in America / Reynolds Farley and Walter R. Allen for the National Committee for Research on the 1980b Census.

By: Farley, Reynolds, 1938-.
Contributor(s): Allen, Walter Recharde | National Committee for Research on the 1980 Census.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Population of the United States in the 1980s: Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation, c1987Description: xxiv, 493 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0871542234 (alk. paper); 9780871542236 (alk. paper); 0871542242 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780871542243 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): African Americans -- Economic conditions | African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975- | African Americans -- Population | Quality of life -- United States | United States -- Population | African Americans Economic conditions | African Americans Population | African Americans Social conditions 1975- | Quality of life United States | United States PopulationDDC classification: 305.8/96073
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
E185.8 .F36 1987 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000439968

Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-467).

Includes indexes.

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Farley and Allen (both University of Michigan) have produced a distinguished contribution. Their goal is to ``compare the relative statuses of blacks and whites in this country.'' The authors assert that in comparing ``the status of whites and blacks in education, fertility, employment, earnings and family structure ... {{e}}conomic status was found to make an important difference, at points exceeding racial identity as the primary explanatory factor.'' The body of the study clearly establishes in detail the similarities, the overlap, and the differences between the two groups, historically and currently. Fertility, mortality, residential segregation, family organization, schooling, employment, occupational achievement, and income are all closely examined. The social policy implications of ``liberal'' and ``conservative'' positions are suggested in broad form. The study objectively tells readers almost everything they might wish to know about the characteristics of blacks and whites, referred to above. It recognizes explicitly the gaps and ambiguities in the data wherever they are found. This is a landmark study. Its indexes and bibliography are excellent. Every college and university should have a copy.-S.J. Fauman, Eastern Michigan University

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REYNOLDS FARLEY is professor of sociology at the University of Michigan and research scientist at its Population Studies Center.

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