How You Can Work to Increase the Presence and Improve the Experience of Black, Latinx, and Native American People in the Economics Profession
AbstractRecently in economics there has been discussion of how to increase diversity in the profession and how to improve the work life of diverse peoples. We conducted surveys and interviews with Black, Latinx and Native American people. These groups have long been underrepresented in the economics profession. Participants were at various stages along the economics career trajectory, or on the trajectory no longer, and used their lived experience to reflect on what helps and hurts underrepresented minorities in economics. We heard a few consistent themes: bias, hostile climate, and the lack of information and good mentoring among them. Respondents' insights and experience point toward action steps that you can take today to increase the presence and improve the work life of underrepresented minorities in the economics profession.
CitationBayer, Amanda, Gary A. Hoover, and Ebonya Washington. 2020. "How You Can Work to Increase the Presence and Improve the Experience of Black, Latinx, and Native American People in the Economics Profession." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 34 (3): 193-219. DOI: 10.1257/jep.34.3.193
- A11 Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
- J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- J44 Professional Labor Markets; Occupational Licensing