This essay reviews and briefly summarizes three theoretical models used most often to explain two decades of persistently high unemployment among black youth and declining rates of male labor-force participation: neoclassical, Keynesian/neo-Keynesian, and radical perspectives. Based on a review of these models, it offers an alternative approach to explaining and analyzing black youth unemployment.
Williams, Rhonda M.
"Theoretical Explanations of Persistent Black Youth Unemployment,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 8
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol8/iss1/7