The Occupational Standing of Negroes by Areas and Industries.

  title={The Occupational Standing of Negroes by Areas and Industries.},
  author={Barbara R. Bergmann and Jerolyn R. Lyle},
Indexes of the occupational standing of Negroes relative to whites in 1966 are presented for 45 metropolitan areas and 67 industries. The most important factor in explaining differences in the indexes among areas was the citizens' attitudes towards equality for Negroes, for which we used the percentage voting for Wallace in 1968 as a proxy. Rate of net in-migration was also important, but variables designed to measure differences among areas in the Negro-white education gap and in availability… CONTINUE READING