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Publications [#339724] of Elizabeth O. Ananat

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  1. Ananat, E; Shihe, F; Ross, SL, Race-specific urban wage premia and the black-white wage gap, Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 108 (November, 2018), pp. 141-153, Elsevier BV [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/06/15)

    © 2018 Elsevier Inc. We establish a novel empirical fact about the black-white wage gap: looking both across and within metropolitan areas, increasing city size or employment density is associated with a larger black-white wage gap. The estimated effects represent between 9 and 18% of recent estimates of the black-white wage gap. Using a variety of techniques, we demonstrate that our within-city relationship is unlikely to be driven by racial differences in unobserved ability. Finally, we present evidence suggestive of a role for race-specific networks in explaining these differences in the black-white wage gap.

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