The Reverse Wage Gap among Educated White and Black Women
AbstractUsing the 2004 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses and the 2004-2005 American Community Surveys, we estimate the black-white wage gap among females with at least some college education. We find that black female nurses earn 9 percent more at the mean and median than white female nurses, controlling for selection into nursing employment. Among K-12 teachers, black females earn 7 percent more than white females at the median. There is no black-white wage gap among all women with a bachelor’s degree. Differences in opportunities for education and marriage between white and black women may explain why highly educated black females earn on par with highly educated white females.
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Human capital; differential demand and supply for schooling; wage gaps;
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- Jonathan Fisher & Christina Houseworth, 2012. "The reverse wage gap among educated White and Black women," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 449-470, December.
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
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