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|Title:||Cycles of wage discrimination |
|Authors:||Biddle, Jeff E.|
Hamermesh, Daniel S.
|Issue Date:||2011 |
|Series/Report no.:||Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5945|
|Abstract:||Using CPS data from 1979-2009 we examine how cyclical downturns and industry-specific demand shocks affect wage differentials between white non-Hispanic males and women, Hispanics and African-Americans. Women's and Hispanics' relative earnings are harmed by negative shocks, while the earnings disadvantage of African-Americans may drop with negative shocks. Negative shocks also appear to increase the earnings disadvantage of bad-looking workers. A theory of job search suggests two opposite-signed mechanisms that affect these wage differentials. It suggests greater absolute effects among job-movers, which is verified using the longitudinal component of the CPS.|
|Persistent Identifier of the first edition:||urn:nbn:de:101:1-201109288889|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)|
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