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dc.contributor.authorWinters, John V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHirsch, Barry T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:08:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:08:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62580-
dc.description.abstractProgress in narrowing black-white earnings differences has been far from continuous, with some of the apparent progress resulting from labor force withdrawal among lower-skilled African Americans. This paper builds on prior research and documents racial and ethnic differences in male earnings from 1950 through 2010 using data from the decennial census and American Community Surveys. Emphasis is given to annual rather than weekly or hourly earnings. Treatment of imputed earnings greatly affects measured outcomes. We take a quantile approach, providing evidence on medians and other percentiles of the distribution. Black male joblessness rose to over 40% in 2010, the median black-white earnings gap being the largest in at least sixty years. The experience of black men contrasts with that of Hispanic men during the last decade, who exhibited earnings growth similar to white men. Black men are being left behind economically, a process exacerbated by weak labor market conditions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x6766en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordraceen_US
dc.subject.keywordearningsen_US
dc.subject.keywordwagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordmedian regressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordimputed earningsen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwFarbige Bevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwWeißeen_US
dc.subject.stwHispano-Amerikaneren_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleAn anatomy of racial and ethnic trends in male earningsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn72123870Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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