Episode 8 of the For A Living Podcast is now available on SoundCloud and on iTunes.
What are the causes of high African-American unemployment, particularly in Illinois? What policies and economic phenomena make a statistical impact on reducing unemployment among African Americans? Professor Robert Bruno, Professor Emily E. LB Twarog, and Frank Manzo IV discuss these questions and offer solutions to address African-American joblessness.
Policies to Reduce African-American Unemployment: Investments in Education, Infrastructure, Public Employment, and Housing by Bruno, Manzo, and Manzo can be found at this link.
- Chicago Tribune Editorial Board (02/01/17) – “Fix Chicago’s Violence? Start by Helping Kids Land Jobs”’
- Economic Policy Institute – State Unemployment Rates by Race and Ethnicity at the Start of 2016 Show a Plodding Recovery, with Some States Continuing to Lag Behind
- Report by Bruno, Twarog, and Grant – Advancing Construction Industry Diversity: A Pilot Study of the East Central Area Building Trades Council
- Report by Bruno and Manzo – The Impact of Apprenticeship Programs in Illinois: An Analysis of Economic and Social Effects
- Book by Michelle Alexander – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
For A Living is a weekly educational podcast jointly provided by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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