Colorism and School-to-Work and School-to-College Transitions of African American Adolescents
Using multinomial logistic modeling, the current study estimated the impact of skin tone on school-to-work and school-to-college transitions of African American youths. The findings suggest that African American males with the lightest skin tone were more likely to find a job and to be in college than their co-racial peers with darker skin tones. The odds of finding a full-time job were also significantly higher for African American females with the lightest skin tone. Generally, the multivariate results reveal that among the effects examined in this study, the family background factors, marital status, prior achievement, and average school socioeconomic status matter the most.
Ryabov, I. Colorism and School-to-Work and School-to-College Transitions of African American Adolescents. Race Soc Probl 5, 15–27 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12552-012-9081-7
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