Compensation discrimination in the NFL: an analysis of career earnings
AbstractUsing NFL data from 2000 to 2008, we test for compensation discrimination on career earnings in the NFL. We use both the traditional dummy variable technique applied to Ordinary Least Squares regression and the quantile regression analysis to measure the effect of race on earnings. We focus on six positional groups: defensive backs, defensive linemen, linebackers, running backs, tight ends and wide receivers. Our analysis finds that a player's performance determines career earnings and not their race. Perhaps, using a Becker-like argument, market competition for the best players in a competitive environment to achieve a winning team has overcome personal prejudice.
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Volume (Year): 21 (2014)
Issue (Month): 10 (July)
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- Johnny Ducking & Peter A. Groothuis & James Richard Hill, 2013. "Compensation Discrimination in the NFL: An Analysis of Career Earnings," Working Papers, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University 13-25, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.
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- Peter A. Groothuis & James Richard Hill, 2008. "Exit Discrimination in Major League Baseball: 1990â€“2004," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 75(2), pages 574-590, October.
- Peter A. Groothuis & J. Richard Hill, 2002. "Exit Discrimination in the NBA: A Duration Analysis of Career Length Using Flow and Stock Samples," Working Papers, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University 02-11, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.
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