Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92354
Authors: 
Biddle, Jeff E.
Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Policy [ISSN:] 2193-9004 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-20
Abstract: 
Using CPS data from 1979-2009 we examine how cyclical downturns and industry-specific demand shocks affect wage differentials between white non-Hispanic men and women, Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites, and African-Americans and non-Hispanic whites. Women's relative earnings are harmed by negative shocks; the wage disadvantage of African-Americans drops with negative shocks, while the impact on Hispanics' wages is unclear. 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.
Subjects: 
wage discrimination
business cycles
JEL: 
J7
E3
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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