The Effect of Historically Black Colleges on Wages of Black Students: an Analysis by Gender
AbstractThis study considers the effect of attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on wages of black students. A model is developed to estimate reduced form wages equations conditioned on the decision to attend a four year HBCU, non-HBCU or no four year institution. Models are then estimated separately for men and women. Men and women both benefit in terms of wages, conditional on the decision to attend an HBCU. However, HBCU attendance may be beneficial to a broader population of men than women.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Williams College in its series Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education with number DP-48.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Oct 1998
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- Kermit Daniel & Dan Black & Jeffery Smith, 1996. "College Characteristics and the Wages of Young Women," HEW 9604002, EconWPA.
- Ronald G. Ehrenberg & Donna S. Rothstein, 1993. "Do Historically Black Institutions of Higher Education Confer Unique Advantages on Black Students: An Initial Analysis," NBER Working Papers 4356, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Trost, Robert P & Lee, Lung-Fei, 1984. "Technical Training and Earnings: A Polychotomous Choice Model with Selectivity," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 66(1), pages 151-56, February.
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