Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Economics

First Committee Member

Dejeto Assane

Number of Pages

46

Abstract

The persistence of wage differences between blacks and whites has provided economists a perplexing topic for debate. It has been proposed that this gap can be attributed in great part to a disparity in educational attainment between the two groups. This study looks specifically at whether a college degree diminishes the wage differential. The empirical findings suggest that although a higher level of education increases the average wage for both blacks and whites it does not diminish the wage differential between the two groups. The results also reveal the possibility that the wage gap is in part due to the persistence of racial discrimination.

Keywords

Approach; Blacks; Capital; Determinants; Earnings; Gap; Human; Whites

Controlled Subject

Labor economics; Blacks--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

1146.88 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/qx9l-p2fs


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