ERIC Number: ED115835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Race and Sex Discrimination on Early-Career Earnings.
Kohen, Andrew I.; Roderick, Roger D.
The study uses a multiple-equation model of earnings determination to assess and measure the impact of labor market discrimination according to race and sex. Focusing on full-time, nonresident workers 18-25 years of age in 1968-69, the observed intercolor and intersex wage differentials are decomposed according to their sources. While less than one-fourth of the black/white differential is attributed to current labor market discrimination, more than nine-tenths of the sex disparity in hourly earnings is attributed to discrimination. Although young black women are found to be doubly victimized, their sex seems to be the greater handicap. These conclusions and others are in accord with the limited prior research in the area. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Blacks, Careers, Employment, Females, Income, Labor Market, Males, Racial Discrimination, Salaries, Sex Discrimination, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Young Adults
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. PB-242-772; MF $2.25; HC $3.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.