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Mismatch of Jobs and People: Do Migration Constraints Put Racial Minorities at a Disadvantage?

Kalee Burns and Julie Hotchkiss

No 2020-06, Policy Hub from Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Abstract: Using the American Community Survey between 2005 and 2017, this article explores the evidence for potential migration constraints by comparing distributions of people and jobs across race and education. Using the Delta Index of dissimilarity, it illustrates a greater distributional mismatch between workers and jobs among racial minorities, relative to White non-Hispanics. This mismatch suggests greater migration constraints among racial minorities.

Keywords: people-based; social costs; Delta Index; racial labor market disparities; mismatch; migration costs; place-based (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 J18 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19
Date: 2020-06-14
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DOI: 10.29338/ph2020-06

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