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Occupational segregation by race and ethnicity in the US: Differences across states

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

No 190, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: Using the 2005–2007 American Community Survey, we analyze the occupational segregation of workers by race and ethnicity across states. Although the unconditional analysis shows great geographical variation in segregation, with the largest levels in the Southwest, the analysis of segregation conditioned on the distribution of characteristics reveals that segregation of workers with similar characteristics is generally greater in the East Central region. To quantify conditional segregation, we adapt a propensity score technique that simultaneously controls for several characteristics, allowing the identification of the factors that explain the geographical variation of unconditional segregation.

Keywords: occupational segregation; race; ethnicity; states; United States. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 J71 D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2011
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