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Race and Ethnicity in the Labor Market: Trends over the Short and Long Run

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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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  • James P. Smith, 2004. "Race and Ethnicity in the Labor Market: Trends over the Short and Long Run," Labor and Demography 0402008, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0402008 Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 73. In Neil J. Smelser, William Julius Wilson, and Faith Mitchell (eds.), America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume II, National Academy of Sciences, 2001, pp. 52-97.
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    1. Marigee Bacolod & V. Joseph Hotz, 2005. "Cohort Changes in the Transition from School to Work: What Changed and What Consequences Did it have for Wages?," Working Papers 050618, University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics.
    2. Hannes Johannsson & Steven Shulman, 2003. "Immigration and the employment of African American workers," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer;National Economic Association, vol. 31(1), pages 95-110, September.

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