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The Effect Of Relative Group Size On The Employment Prospects Of African-American And White Males

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  • Emily Hoffnar

    (University of North Texas)

  • Michael Greene

    (University of North Texas)

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A bivariate probit model is employed to assess the impact of relative group size on employment and labor force participation probabilities of white and African-American males. The model allows for correlated error structures between labor force participation and employment equations. Increases in the relative size of the African-American population are found to have a significant negative impact on African-American male labor force participation and, after controlling for labor force participation, the probability of employment. No corresponding negative impact on white males is found.

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  • Emily Hoffnar & Michael Greene, 1995. "The Effect Of Relative Group Size On The Employment Prospects Of African-American And White Males," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 25(2), pages 207-218, Fall.
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