The Effect on White Incomes of Discrimination in Employment

@article{Bergmann1971TheEO,
  title={The Effect on White Incomes of Discrimination in Employment},
  author={Barbara R. Bergmann},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={1971},
  volume={79},
  pages={294 - 313}
}
  • B. Bergmann
  • Published 1 March 1971
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Journal of Political Economy
Discrimination concentrates Negroes into certain occupations while virtually excluding them from others. In the occupations to which Negroes are relegated, marginal productivity may be lowered by the enforced abundance of supply. A model embodying this "crowding" hypothesis is used to estimate the effects on white incomes of a reduction in discrimination. Whites with only an elementary education might have a once-for-all loss on the order of 10 percent; on all other whites and on national… 
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