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dc.contributor.authorMacpherson, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHirsch, Barry T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:14:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:14:01Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20427-
dc.description.abstractWages for black and white workers are substantially lower in occupations with a high density of black employees, following standard controls. Such correlations can exist absent discrimination or as a result of discrimination. In wage level equations, the magnitude of the correlation falls sharply after controlling for occupational skills. Longitudinal estimates accounting for worker heterogeneity indicate little if any wage change associated with changes in racial composition. Results support a ?quality sorting? explanation, with racial density serving as an index of unmeasured skills. Although past discrimination helps determine the present pattern of job sorting, current discrimination cannot explain the relationship between wages and racial density. Current discrimination reflected in racial wage gaps occurs within occupations or across occupations in a manner uncorrelated with racial composition.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x741en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordracial compositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordskill sortingen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwFarbige Bevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleWages, Sorting on Skill, and the Racial Composition of Jobsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn362031819en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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