An empirical test of the cultural capital hypothesis

James H. Johnson, Elisa Bienenstock, Jennifer A. Stoloff

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Abstract

Using data from the Multi-City Survey of Urban Inequality, an exploratory, empirical analysis of the cultural capital hypothesis was conducted. The analyses indicate that, while the types of cultural influences cited by proponents of this thesis clearly have negative effects on employment when viewed in isolation from other factors, they are not significant when statistical controls for human capital variables are incorporated into the model. Our findings suggest the need to invest more resources in the public education system and in efforts to combat racial discrimination in the labor market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-27
Number of pages21
JournalThe Review of Black Political Economy
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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An empirical test of the cultural capital hypothesis. / Johnson, James H.; Bienenstock, Elisa; Stoloff, Jennifer A.

In: The Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 23, No. 4, 01.01.1995, p. 7-27.

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Johnson, James H. ; Bienenstock, Elisa ; Stoloff, Jennifer A. / An empirical test of the cultural capital hypothesis. In: The Review of Black Political Economy. 1995 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 7-27.
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