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The myth of racial discrimination in pay in the United States

Kanazawa, Satoshi (2005) The myth of racial discrimination in pay in the United States. Managerial and Decision Economics, 26 (5). pp. 285-294. ISSN 0143-6570

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Abstract

The analyses of the General Social Survey data from 1974 to 2000 replicate earlier findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth that racial disparity in earnings disappears once cognitive ability is controlled for. The results are robust across many alternative specifications, and further show that blacks receive significantly greater returns to their cognitive ability than nonblacks. The trend data show that there was no sign of racial discrimination in the United States as early as 1970s. The analyses call into question the necessity of and justification for preferential treatment of ethnic minorities.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-...
Additional Information: © 2005 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 09:00
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/15766/

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