The YSI Africa Working Group will host a webinar on African Diaspora Economics of Black Male Labor in America
Date: 24 May 2017
Time : 09:00 EST
The webinar will be presented by Marianne Wanamaker associate professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee and Faculty Research Fellow at NBER. We hope this webinar to be the starting point for future engagements on the economics of African diaspora.
Here is a brief introduction to the webinar
"This year marks the 152nd anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the complete emancipation of U.S. slaves. At their emancipation, black men in American had little human capital or personal property, and almost all lived in the relatively poor, agrarian, former states of the Confederacy. And although their position is much improved relative to 1865, black men in America continue to experience sizable labor market disadvantages relative to their white peers. How and when did black men make progress to rise “Up from Slavery”? What have been the obstacles to their progress along the way? And how do we explain their incomplete convergence today?''