Minority Groups in the Economics Profession
- (pp. 133-148)
AbstractThe primary objective of this paper is to provide information about minorities (blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans)in economics, at various stages in the education pipeline, and in the labor market. Despite sustained increases in the numbers and percentages of minorities earning bachelors degrees and Ph.D.s, the absolute numbers remain very small--only about 36 new Ph.D.s per year, including permanent residents. Minority economists are relatively underrepresented on four-year college faculties and in government employment. The paper also discusses activities by the AEA's committee on minority groups, aimed at increasing minority representation in the profession.
Citation2000. "Minority Groups in the Economics Profession." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(2): 133-148. DOI: 10.1257/jep.14.2.133
- J15 Economics of Minorities and Races; Non-labor Discrimination
- A14 Sociology of Economics