ERIC Number: ED115720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Black-White Differences in the Occurrence of Job Shifts.
Sorensen, Aage B.; Fuerst, Sarah
This paper presents an analysis of black-white differences in job shifts based on panel data. Three topics are investigated: (1) whether a person intended to quit (a person's intention to quit); (2) whether or not a person actually quit his job; and (3) whether or not a person was laid off. The outcome of these events is analyzed in relation to income derived from the job and the education, age, marital status, and number of children of the job-holder. It is hypothesized that if job shifts represent an interplay between personal characteristics and structural opportunities, then occupational discrimination toward blacks should be reflected in the job shifts blacks undertake. Results demonstrate a pattern where blacks are systematically disadvantaged in their income attainment process in relation to whites. It is shown that while blacks and whites form their intention to quit in much the same way, actual quits and lay-offs take place according to very different mechanisms for blacks and whites. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Note: Discussion Paper