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Poverty and Prosperity: Prospects for Reducing Racial/Ethnic Economic Disparities in the United States
Danziger, Sheldon; Reed, Deborah; Brown, Tony N.
This paper explores issues related to the relative economic status of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States after the "unforeseen" long economic boom of the 1990s. It analyses the same trends in economic well-being reviewed by the committee, but updates the data through the end of the century, and it expands the analysis by focusing on the relative economic status of white non-Hispanics, black non-Hispanics and Hispanics. The paper shows how the economic recovery of the 1990s, with its low unemployment and inflation rates, altered the relative economic status of the three largest subpopulations in the United States.
Poverty, United States