ERIC Number: ED156803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Inequality: Race Differences in the Distribution of Earnings. Rand Paper Series P5481-1.
Smith, James P.; Welch, Finis
Characteristics and determinants of earnings distributions for black and white males are revealed in samples from the 1960 and 1970 censuses. Using this data, this paper describes and contrasts the properties of black and white male earnings distributions. It also uses earnings functions estimated from the census to identify and rank variables in terms of their contribution in explaining relative earnings dispersion. Extensive statistical analysis is used to make predictions about black and white earnings. A short bibliography is included. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Black Employment, Census Figures, Data Analysis, Employment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Income, Low Income Groups, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.