Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation – Black Women’s Historical Labor Trends & Systemic Barriers to Economic Mobility

The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation released An Analysis of Black Women’s Historical Labor Trends & Systemic Barriers to Economic Mobility. This report looks at the history of Black women’s occupational (im)mobility, in order to provide a context for understanding the economic status of Black women today. This is followed by analyses of the large gap in wages paid to Black women, and how both occupational segregation, and discrimination and stereotypes, continue to reproduce well into the 21st century the restrictions of Black women’s labor that began in slavery.