Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161119
Authors: 
Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Genadek, Katie R.
Burda, Michael C.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10496
Abstract: 
Evidence from the American Time Use Survey 2003-12 suggests the existence of small but statistically significant racial/ethnic differences in time spent not working at the workplace. Minorities, especially men, spend a greater fraction of their workdays not working than do white non-Hispanics. These differences are robust to the inclusion of large numbers of demographic, industry, occupation, time and geographic controls. They do not vary by union status, public-private sector attachment, pay method or age; nor do they arise from the effects of equal-employment enforcement or geographic differences in racial/ethnic representation. The findings imply that measures of the adjusted wage disadvantages of minority employees are overstated by about 10 percent.
Subjects: 
time use
wage discrimination
wage differentials
JEL: 
J22
J15
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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