ERIC Number: ED367557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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The Earnings Impact of Age, Education, Race, and Gender.
Bryan, William R.; Linke, Charles M.
Illinois Business Review, v48 n4 p8-11 Win 1991
Statistics prove that being middle-aged, well educated, white, and male enhances earnings. This paper uses data from the March 1991 Current Population Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census along with some common statistical techniques to chart the specific impact of age, education, race, and gender on earnings. It is shown that earnings tend to begin low, rise well through middle age, then decline during the final years of an individual's work life. It also is shown that expanded earnings are associated with increases in education. With the first two variables examined--age and education--as with the others, charts and tables are included to convey the data described. The differences among races are markedly less if comparisons are made at comparable levels of education. Finally, lifetime earnings of males are higher than those of females among all races and at each level of educational attainment. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Current Population Survey
Note: Reprint No. 91-014.