ERIC Number: ED083354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Differences in Earnings and Education Among Ethnic Groups.
Data for this study comes from the 1971 Current Population survey made in March 1972 by the Bureau of the Census. Findings indicate that there has been little change in the relative educational achievement of the major European ethnic groups during the last fifty years. Russians continue to maintain the large lead they has after one generation in this country; Italians, Poles, and French have improved slightly; the British have declined slightly; and Germans and Irish have remained unchanged. On the other hand, blacks and especially Chicanos have dramatically increased their level of schooling relative to the national average. In 1971, very large differences exist in earnings among the ethnic groups, with Russians far ahead and blacks far behind; slightly above blacks are Chicanos and Puerto Ricans; considerably above the latter are Cubans, Central or South Americans, and other Spanish; between the Latin groups and Russians are the remaining European groups, led by the British, Italians, and Poles. These differences in earnings among men, 18 to 65 years, do not disappear when ethnic differences in age, education, marital status, and location are held constant. Differences in adjusted earnings do not vary with age but do so at least for the Non-European groups with educational level. The pattern seems to indicate that changes in relative quality of schools has not affected black-white earnings differences, but that the protests of the civil rights movement of the sixties have improved relative earnings of well-educated blacks. (Author/RJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.