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Occupational Segregation by Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Differences Across States


  • Carlos Gradín
  • Coral Del Río
  • Olga Alonso-Villar


G radín C., D el R ío C. and A lonso -V illar O. Occupational segregation by race and ethnicity in the United States: differences across states, Regional Studies . Using the 2005-07 American Community Survey, this paper analyses the extent of geographical disparities in occupational segregation by race/ethnicity across US states. The results show that there is a great geographical variation in segregation. A large part is driven by spatial disparities in workers' characteristics, mainly due to differences in the distribution of ethnic/racial minorities and their immigration/linguistic profiles. Taking these characteristics into account reduces this variation and reshapes the segregation map, with the highest segregation moving from states in the Southwest to those in the East Central region, where minorities face more segregating labour markets.

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  • Carlos Gradín & Coral Del Río & Olga Alonso-Villar, 2015. "Occupational Segregation by Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Differences Across States," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(10), pages 1621-1638, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:49:y:2015:i:10:p:1621-1638
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2013.864384

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    1. Krishna Patel & Francis Vella, 2013. "Immigrant Networks and Their Implications for Occupational Choice and Wages," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 95(4), pages 1249-1277, October.
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