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Name of Article:
A Research Agenda for the Black Middle Class: Work Stress, Survival Strategies, and Mental Health 
Title of Book/Journal:
Journal of Health and Social Behavior 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
September 2003     
Author(s):
Jackson, Pamela Braboy Qunicy Thomas Stewart
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
44 
Issue: 3
Pages: 442 - 455  
Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
   
EPA Number:
 
Other Number:
ISSN: 0022-1465    
Keyword(s):
EMPLOYMENT
SOCIAL CLASS
AFRICAN AMERICANS
HEALTH-MENTAL HEALTH
EMPLOYMENT
POLICY
HEALTH-MENTAL HEALTH
RESEARCH
POLICY
SOCIAL CLASS
RESEARCH
SOCIAL CLASS
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
In this article, the authors discuss the social position of the African-American middle class and two forms of work stress that appear unique to this group: token stress and social rejection. The authors outline a research agenda for studying: (1) the relationship between these stressors and mental health in the context of the work environment and (2) the type of strategies that appear especially efficacious (or problematic) with regard to these problems. The paper begins with a contextual discussion of the African-American middle class. It then offers a set of theoretical predictions about the relationship between work stress and mental health among middle-class African-Americans. The authors conclude the article with recommendations for future research and identify the implications of the research agenda for social policy efforts to diversify the workplace.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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