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Racial and Ethnic Inequality in the United States: A Secular Perspective

Citation

Darity, William A., Jr.; Dietrich, Jason; & Guilkey, David K. (1997). Racial and Ethnic Inequality in the United States: A Secular Perspective. American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 87(2), 301-5.

Abstract

An open-ended question about ancestry in both the 1980 and 1990 decennial censuses, combined with a qustion about racial self-identification, provides the opportunity to examine the scope of current intergroup dispartiy in the United States in fine detail. Lacking a similar ancestry question, earlier censuses do not afford the same opportunity to explore ethnic differences. However, earlier censuses did ask questions about the country of birth of respondents and their parents.

URL

https://www.jstor.org/stable/2950935

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings

Author(s)

Darity, William A., Jr.
Dietrich, Jason
Guilkey, David K.

Year Published

1997

Volume Number

87

Issue Number

2

Pages

301-5

Reference ID

890