The Structure of Disadvantage: Individual and Occupational Determinants of the Black-White Wage Gap

@article{Grodsky2001TheSO,
  title={The Structure of Disadvantage: Individual and Occupational Determinants of the Black-White Wage Gap},
  author={Eric Grodsky and Devah Pager},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={66},
  pages={542-567}
}
This study is motivated by the idea that the racial gap in earnings is generated not only by individual differences but also by systematic variation in the occupational structure that attenuates or exacerbates the effects of race. Using data from the 1990 census and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, a hierarchical linear modeling approach is employed that allows the simultaneous exploration of the mechanisms of income inequality operating both within and between occupations. Among private… Expand

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