Earnings differences among blacks in America

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Native black males in America have earnings that are 5% higher than their foreign born counterparts. Data from the 1980 Census of Population are used to explain this earnings gap. The findings are that even though foreign born blacks have better earnings-related attributes than their native counterparts, the foreign born encounter a significant cost since the returns they receive to these earnings attributes work to their disadvantage with respect to earnings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-108
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Science Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1991


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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