Giving Compass' Take:
- Harry J. Holzer outlines six policy strategies that local, regional, and federal governments could use to increase employment rates among black men.
- What factors contribute to differences in unemployment rates along demographic lines? How can funders take race and equity into account when making giving decisions?
- Read about the school-to-prison pipeline.
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Black men face a range of challenges in the labor market which hinder their employment opportunities. What can be done? Effective policies, operating at the federal, state and/or local level, to address some of these challenges include the following:
- Reduce racial segregation of neighborhoods and schools
- Boost early work experience for young Black men
- Reduce crime and incarceration rates
- Develop access pathways for more – and better – college credentials
- Provide more help for returning citizens into work
- Create subsidized jobs
Now is the time to invest in a full range of policies and programs to improve employment rates of Black men. As a nation, we simply cannot afford to waste so much personal and economic potential.
Read the full article about employment for black men by Harry J. Holzer at Brookings.