Race and Ethnicity in the Labor Market: Trends over the Short and Long Run
This paper describes the major trends that have impacted on the economic position of African-Americans and Latinos. In addition to long term trends which appear to be influenced mostly by skill related factors, I also evaluate alternative explanations for the recent stagnation in the economic position of minority households. These explanations include changing schooling, quality of students, affirmative action, and rising wage inequality. In addition, the unique role of immigration in altering the labor market position of Latino workers is analyzed.
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