Confederate Streets and Black-White Labor Market Differentials
AbstractUsing a unique dataset, this paper examines the extent to which streets named after prominent Confederate generals are related to Black-White labor market differentials. Examining individual-level data shows that Blacks who reside in areas that have a relatively higher number of Confederate streets are less likely to be employed, are more likely to be employed in low-status occupations, and have lower wages compared to Whites. I find no evidence that individual characteristics, local characteristics, or geographic sorting explain these results.
CitationWilliams, Jhacova A. 2021. "Confederate Streets and Black-White Labor Market Differentials." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 111: 27-31. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20211067
- J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- J71 Labor Discrimination
- R23 Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics
- J31 Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials