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Title:Residential Location, Journey to Work, and Black Earnings
Author(s):Sexton, Edwin Allen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Blau, Francine D.
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, Labor
Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract:Throughout the 1960's and 1970's housing market discrimination and labor force discrimination were fairly popular topics of study. This thesis attempts to combine the two fields of study by exploring the impact of segregation in housing on the labor market outcomes of the segregated groups. Specifically, we examine four large SMSA's to see if blacks who live and work in the central cities suffer an earnings disadvantage in comparison to blacks who live and work in the suburbs.
We further use a means-coefficients approach to try to decompose the black/white earnings differential into its three component parts: (1) that portion caused by differences in the mean characteristics of blacks and whites, (2) that portion caused by the market valuing the characteristics of blacks and whites differently, and (3) that portion caused by locational or spatial differences in blacks and whites.
We expect, and indeed find, that while blacks do suffer because of their residential location/workplace combinations within the metropolitan area, they seem to be even more adversely affected by labor market discrimination.
Issue Date:1988
Description:151 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8823246
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1988

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