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Part-time Status and Hourly Earnings of Black and White Men

  • Leeds, Michael A

Labor economists now believe that wages and hours are jointly determined, creating a premium in the hourly pay of full-time workers. The size and nature of this premium, however, varies considerably by race. It is shown here that full-time work carries a far lower premium for black workers than for white workers and has very different implications for blacks' occupational status. Copyright 1990 by Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Economic Inquiry.

Volume (Year): 28 (1990)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 544-54

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:28:y:1990:i:3:p:544-54
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