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Am I Still Too Black For You?: Schooling and Secular Change in Skin Tone Effects

Linda Loury

No 712, Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University from Department of Economics, Tufts University

Abstract: Analysts disagree about whether the Civil Rights/Black Power eras lessened the influence of skin tone on education. The paper finds that, holding family background constant, the educational disadvantages of dark and very dark blacks persisted between younger and older age cohorts. On the other hand, younger medium skin blacks no longer achieved less schooling than their lighter skin counterparts. This paper implies that, without the decline in skin tone effects for medium brown blacks, the racial gap between age cohorts would have remained larger.

Keywords: Human; Capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
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