Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

9-1987

Journal or Book Title

The American Economic Review

Volume

77

Issue

4

First Page or Article ID Number

714

Last Page

723

Abstract

The lower level of school quality available for blacks relative to whites in the segregated era is frequently cited as a primary cause for the currently observed gap in black-white average wages. The inferior education pro­ vided to black children is argued to have caused lower levels of human capital produc­ tion in black schools than white schools. The gap in black-white wages can be traced to this gap in human capital. Similarly, the convergence in black-and-white average wages during the 1960's and 1970's may be explained by the steady convergence in black-and-white school quality and atten­ dance that began in the 1940's.

Comments

This is an article from The American Economic Review 77 (1987): 714. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Economic Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf