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Occupational Segregation by Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Differences Across States

Carlos Gradín (), Coral del Rio Otero () and Olga Alonso-Villar

Regional Studies, 2015, vol. 49, issue 10, 1621-1638

Abstract: G radín C., D el R ío C. and A lonso -V illar O. Occupational segregation by race and ethnicity in the United States: differences across states, Regional Studies . Using the 2005-07 American Community Survey, this paper analyses the extent of geographical disparities in occupational segregation by race/ethnicity across US states. The results show that there is a great geographical variation in segregation. A large part is driven by spatial disparities in workers' characteristics, mainly due to differences in the distribution of ethnic/racial minorities and their immigration/linguistic profiles. Taking these characteristics into account reduces this variation and reshapes the segregation map, with the highest segregation moving from states in the Southwest to those in the East Central region, where minorities face more segregating labour markets.

Date: 2015
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