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On the structure of US unemployment disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and gender

  • Queneau, Hervé
  • Sen, Amit
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    We present empirical evidence regarding the structure of unemployment in the US disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and gender. Popp’s (2008) unit-root test reveals that the dynamics of unemployment for all groups is characterized by the hysteresis hypothesis except for Hispanic Males.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 91-95

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:91-95
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