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New Evidence on Race Discrimination under "Separate but Equal"

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  • Bradley A. Hansen
  • Mary Eschelbach Hansen

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    (Department of Economics, American University)

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    Recently uncovered 1906 Virginia teacher-salary data allow for more precise and consistent estimation of marginal returns to certification and formal education than available in previous studies. Virginia’s “separate but equal” educational system paid black teachers in rural counties lower wages than it paid white teachers and on average paid a lower premium to blacks for certification and formal education that it paid to whites. In incorporated cities, returns to certification and normal school education were about the same for black teachers and white teachers, although average salaries were lower for black teachers.

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    Paper provided by American University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2005-11.

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    Length: 17 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:amu:wpaper:1105

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    Keywords: race discrimination; teacher salaries;

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