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Conditional occupational segregation of minorities in the U.S

Carlos Gradín ()

No 185, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: In this paper, we use a propensity score-based methodology to analyze the role of demographic and human capital characteristics of minorities in the U.S. in explaining their high occupational segregation with respect to whites. Thus, we measure conditional segregation based on an estimated counterfactual distribution in which minorities are given the relevant characteristics of whites. Our results show that the different levels of attained education by ethnicity and race explain a substantial share of occupational segregation of non-whites in the U.S., while English skills or immigration status are especially relevant for explaining segregation among Hispanics and Asians.

Keywords: conditional occupational segregation; race and ethnicity; United States. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 J15 J16 J71 J82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab and nep-mig
Date: 2010
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