Journal or Book Title
The American Economic Review
First Page or Article ID Number
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.
American Economic Association
Orazem, Peter F., "Black-White Differences in Schooling Investment and Human Capital Production in Segregated Schools" (1987). Economics Publications. 300.