Long time coming: racial inequality in the rural South since 1940 Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Investigating racial inequality in occupational attainment in rural areas in the US South, the authors draw on data from six census surveys spanning the five decades since 1940 to examine both how inequality varies across areas and how it has changed over time. They find that some reductions in inequality have been made, but that inequality persists at generally high levels to the present day and is especially pronounced in some locales. Guided by structural-demographic theory, the authors investigate the connections between inequality and important changes taking place in the economic and social structures of rural communities of the South. They conclude that inequality is linked with economic growth, urbanization and the decline of agricultural employment, the movement of women into the labor force, increasing minority educational attainment, and changes in racial demography. -from Publisher

published proceedings

  • Long time coming: racial inequality in the rural South since 1940

author list (cited authors)

  • Fossett, M. A., & Siebert, M. T

complete list of authors

  • Fossett, MA||Siebert, MT

publication date

  • January 1996