On the Persistence of Racial Inequality
AbstractA model of the 'new growth theory' type is applied to the persistence of racial income differentials in the presence of community segregation. When community human capital affects human capital accumulation by individuals, differences between groups can persist indefinitely, even in the absence of current discrimination. Intercommunity mobility can benefit advantaged minority workers who leave behind an impoverished ghetto. Workplace integration without community integration may not lead to equality even in the long run. The authors examine various policies and show that a large, temporary intervention may be successful in achieving racial equality while a smaller permanent one fails. Copyright 1998 by University of Chicago Press.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Washington, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 92-04.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 1992
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economic growth ; economic theory ; economic models;
Other versions of this item:
- Lundberg, S. & Startz, R., 1992. "On the Persistence of Racial Inequality," Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington 92-04, Department of Economics at the University of Washington.
- Lundberg, S.J.Startz, R., 1994. "On the Persistence of Racial Inequality," Working Papers 94-07, University of Washington, Department of Economics.
- Lundberg, S.J.Startz, R., 1994. "On the Persistence of Racial Inequality," Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington 94-07, Department of Economics at the University of Washington.
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