On the regional variability of minority/non-minority wage differentials

Alberto Dávila, José A. Pagán

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Abstract

This paper assesses whether regional variability in the minority/non-minority wage gap exists and if it depends on state-specific factors such as political conservatism, antidiscriminatory policies, and the 'visibility' of minorities. We find an extreme variability in the minority/non-minority wage differential across states and that this gap narrows as minorities achieve a 'threshold' level which allows them to exert political and economic pressures on majority employers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-95
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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