ERIC Number: ED111917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Advancement in the Late 1960's: An Indirect Test of the Dual Labor Market Hypothesis. Discussion Papers No. 291-75.
Leigh, Duane E.
In this study, the occupational advancement of black and white workers of comparable ages is compared through longitudinal census data. Two specific hypotheses are tested which propose (1) large and systematic racial differentials exist in the effect of mobility on occupational advancement between firms; and (2) differentials in intrafirm occupational advancement exist for workers of equivalent endowments within firms. A model of occupational advancement along with empirical variables from two sources of longitudinal data are discussed. Results indicate that neither the young nor the old men in the sample provide evidence of a systematic racial differential in the effect of mobility between firms on occupational advancement. The evidence on advancement within firms is said to be less unequivocal. Given the racial differential in initial occupational levels, however, small black-white differences in advancement are shown to appear within internal labor markets. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.