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Source: Journal of African American Men
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1. Mizell, C. André
Earnings’ Potential: The Consequences of Family Background, Adolescent Self-Concept, and Adult Labor Force Factors
Journal of African American Studies 4,3 (1999): 89-118
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Springer
Keyword(s): Black Studies; Earnings; Educational Aspirations/Expectations; Family Background; Labor Force Participation; Life Course; Racial Differences; Regions; Religious Influences; Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) (see Self-Esteem); Self-Esteem

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The objective of this research is to understand the life course processes that shape the earnings' potential of African American men. This research longitudinally investigates the effects of family background, adolescent self-concept and adult labor force conditions over a fourteen-year period. Findings indicate that such adolescent influences as poverty status and living in female-headed households are not significantly detrimental to the adult earnings of African American men. Further, while adolescent self esteem and aspirations are central to the earnings' potential of both black and white men, African American males may compensate for lower esteem and aspirations through adult achievement. And, finally, labor force participation, educational attainment and occupational status are important adult factors in predicting earnings for both African American and white men. However, African American men receive a benefit to earnings from labor force participation above and beyond that of their white male counterparts.
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Mizell, C. André. "Earnings’ Potential: The Consequences of Family Background, Adolescent Self-Concept, and Adult Labor Force Factors." Journal of African American Studies 4,3 (1999): 89-118.