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Stereotypes, Asian Americans, and Wages

  • Sanae Tashiro
  • Cecilia A. Conrad
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    This article examines the effect on wages of the Asian-American stereotype as mathematically and technically adept, and the role this stereotype may play in explaining racial wage differences. We propose an empirical strategy to examine the influence of stereotypes on labor market outcomes, with a specific application to the wage premium associated with computer use at work. Using Current Population Survey data, ordinary least squares estimates do not provide compelling evidence that a positive stereotype affects wages for Asian Americans. Copyright � 2009 American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Inc..

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    Volume (Year): 68 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (04)
    Pages: 427-443

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