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Conditional occupational segregation of minorities in the U.S

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  • Carlos Gradín

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    (Universidade de Vigo)

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In this paper, we use a propensity score-based methodology to analyze the role of demographic and human capital characteristics of minorities in the U.S. in explaining their high occupational segregation with respect to whites. Thus, we measure conditional segregation based on an estimated counterfactual distribution in which minorities are given the relevant characteristics of whites. Our results show that the different levels of attained education by ethnicity and race explain a substantial share of occupational segregation of non-whites in the U.S., while English skills or immigration status are especially relevant for explaining segregation among Hispanics and Asians.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 185.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2010-185

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Keywords: conditional occupational segregation; race and ethnicity; United States.;

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  1. Coral del Rio & Olga Alonso-Villar, 2014. "The Evolution of Occupational Segregation in the U.S., 1940-2010: The Gains and Losses of Gender-Race/Ethnicity Groups," Working Papers 323, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

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