Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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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.
Approach; Blacks; Capital; Determinants; Earnings; Gap; Human; Whites
Labor economics; Blacks--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Goldenberg, James Michael, "Determinants of the earnings gap between blacks and whites: A human capital approach" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1285.
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