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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Non-Work at Work

Daniel Hamermesh (), Katie R. Genadek () and Michael Burda ()
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Katie R. Genadek: University of Minnesota

No 10496, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey 2003-12 suggests the existence of small but statistically significant racial/ethnic differences in time spent not working at the workplace. Minorities, especially men, spend a greater fraction of their workdays not working than do white non-Hispanics. These differences are robust to the inclusion of large numbers of demographic, industry, occupation, time and geographic controls. They do not vary by union status, public-private sector attachment, pay method or age; nor do they arise from the effects of equal-employment enforcement or geographic differences in racial/ethnic representation. The findings imply that measures of the adjusted wage disadvantages of minority employees are overstated by about 10 percent.

Keywords: time use; wage discrimination; wage differentials (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J15 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-01
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