A longitudinal examination of racial differences in occupational distributions among prime-aged males in the United States
AbstractThis study uses longitudinal data to investigate racial differences in the occupational structures of prime-aged males in the U. S. labor market. Our primary empirical objective is to determine if the level of occupational segregation against African American males has declined over time. Our analysis indicates that while overall occupational differences between black and white men are essentially unchanged over the last two decades, empirical estimates of racial occupational segregation (i.e., unequal treatment) have fallen significantly. Thus, vintage effects of early labor market discrimination do not appear present.
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Volume (Year): 34 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Occupational Choice; Race; Segregation; Occupational Attainment; Human Capital;
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- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
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