50+ African American Workers: A Status Report, Implications and Recommendations (2011)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

This report provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the employment experiences and economic well-being of African Americans age 50 and older. It describes their health and demographic characteristics, labor force participation rates, earnings, occupation, and other job characteristics, as well as income levels and wealth holdings. It shows trends over time and compares outcomes to those for Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites in the same age group. The report also identifies high-growth industries and occupations, considering their suitability for 50+ African American workers, and highlighting ways in which private organizations and public policy might promote employment for African Americans age 50 and older.

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