Economic disparity between ethnic and racial groups is a ubiquitous and pervasive phenomenon internationally. Gaps between groups encompass employment, wage, occupational status and wealth differentials. Virtually every nation is comprised of a group whose material well-being is sharply depressed in comparison with another, socially dominant, group. This collection is a cross-national, comparative investigation of the patterns and dynamics of inter-group economic inequality. A wide range of respected experts discuss such issues as: groups ranging from the Burakumin in Japan to the scheduled castes and tribes in India. policy attempts to remedy intergroup inequality race and labor market outcomes in Brazil. Under the impressive editorship of William Darity Jnr. and Ashwini Deshpande this collection will be of interest to students and academics involved in racial studies, the economics of discrimination and labor economics as well as being very useful to policy makers the world over.
William Darity Jnr. is Boshamer Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina and Research Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University, USA.
Ashwini Deshpande is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Delhi, India.