Complex Inequality : Gender, Class, and Race in the New by Leslie McCall

By Leslie McCall

The yank economic climate is fit: earnings are hovering, employment is increasing, and technological advances abound. but inequality among genders between races nonetheless exists. In complicated Inequality, Leslie McCall sifts in the course of the complexities surrounding salary transformations and financial restructuring to supply a major new figuring out of the variations gender, race and sophistication make in equality. McCall's imaginative and prescient of inequality will supply a brand new approach to strategy and tackle the complexities of inequality.

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In turn, this information should guide in the further development and design of more contextualized case studies. I begin by addressing the first issue of defining the local but then turn quickly to the more important of the two issues: the need to develop a more systematic approach to analyzing spatial variation, one that situates the strategically chosen case study within a broader interpretive, explanatory, and political framework. What I term a “meso-level” analysis examines economic conditions and social outcomes in subnational labor markets (Massey 1984; Peck 1989, 1996).

LHS = < 12 years of schooling; HS = 12 years; SC = 13-15 years; COL = 16 or more years. For further details on the sample of 554 labor markets, see the Technical Appendix. Data taken from the 1990 5% Public Use Microdata Sample of the Census of Population. Configurations of Inequality 35 cients. 0, would indicate only a small overlap in the conditions that foster inequality of different kinds, but not very much overlap. Glancing at the coefficients one row at a time, we see a mix of positive and negative coefficients; most of the coefficients are weak or moderate in strength but highly significant.

This is how most labor market analysis is done, with completely separate literatures on racial inequality, gender inequality, inequality among men, and family income inequality. Continuing with this example, the comparative framework as practiced in this book involves an analysis of how gender and racial inequalities are related within a regional economy, and then how the relationship between gender and racial inequality varies across regional economies with different economic conditions. Although the burden of analysis expands expo- Restructuring Inequalities 17 nentially with the inclusion of two or more outcomes, this step is needed to account more fully for complex, multidimensional relationships of inequality.

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