Recent dynamics in racial wage gap in the United States

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Using weekly earnings data from Current Population Survey for Black and White Americans employed full time, we examine how disparities based on race stand relative to disparities between wage groups. We find that wage disparity between wage groups prevails significantly as compared to race wage gap on explaining overall wage inequality among Blacks and Whites in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-507
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2022


  • Decomposition
  • theil index
  • wage inequality


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