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Government Employment and Black/White Relative Wages

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  • D. Alton Smith
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    We examine the racial differential in job dismissals in an unexpected setting--the federal government. Blacks were more than twice as likely to be fired, after controlling for human capital variables, job tenure, detailed job title, union protection, ...

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

    Volume (Year): 15 (1980)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 77-86

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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:15:y:1980:i:1:p:77-86

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    1. John S. Heywood & Daniel Parent, 2012. "Performance Pay and the White-Black Wage Gap," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 30(2), pages 249 - 290.

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