Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162375
Authors: 
Longhi, Simonetta
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 365
Abstract: 
In many developed countries, racial and ethnic minorities are paid, on average, less than the native white majority. While racial wage differentials are partly the result of immigration, they also persist for racial minorities of second and further generations. Eliminating racial wage differentials and promoting equal opportunities among citizens with different racial backgrounds is an important social policy goal. Inequalities resulting from differences in opportunities lead to a waste of talent for those who cannot reach their potential and to a waste of resources if some people cannot contribute fully to society.
Subjects: 
race
ethnicity
wage
inequality
discrimination
JEL: 
J7
J15
J31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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