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O'Neill, D;Olive, S;Van De Gaer, D
2006
June
Labour Economics
The impact of cognitive skills on the distribution of the black-white wage gap
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5 ()
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In this paper we use a semi-parametric estimation procedure to examine differences in the distribution of wages for black and white male workers in the US. In keeping with recent studies we find that differences in cognitive skills are an important determinant of the black-white wage gap and can explain almost the entire male racial wage gap among high wage workers. However, we find that equalising the distribution of cognitive skills will be less successful in reducing this gap at the lower end of the distribution. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
AMSTERDAM
0927-5371
10.1016/j.labeco.2004.08.004
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