Wage compression and wage inequality between black and white males in the United States, 1940-1960

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Economics
Creator Maloney, Thomas N.
Title Wage compression and wage inequality between black and white males in the United States, 1940-1960
Date 1994-06
Description The gap between the mean wages of black men and white men in the United States narrowed substantially between 1940 and 1950. There was, however, almost no change in this wage gap between 1950 and 1960. Some of this discontinuity in the path of black progress can be explained by general changes in the wage structure--wage compression in the 1940s and slight expansion in the 1950s. However, most of the gains of the 1940s were driven by race-specific factors, including increasing relative wages controlling for worker characteristics. These race-specific gains ceased in the 1950s.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Volume 54
Issue 2
First Page 358
Last Page 381
Subject Salaries; Race; Compensation
Subject LCSH Wages; Race; Equality
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Maloney, T. N. (1994). Wage compression and wage inequality between black and white males in the United States, 1940-1960. Journal of Economic History, 54(2), 358-81.
Rights Management (c) Cambridge University Press
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 703478
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jh44cr
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