Black and white unemployment: the dynamics of the differential

Gilroy, Curtis L.
February 1974
Monthly Labor Review;Feb74, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p38
Academic Journal
Examines the hypothesis that Afro-Americans are affected more than whites by changes in the demand for labor using the incremental ratio. Peak-to-trough and trough-to-peak changes in unemployment rates by color, age and sex; Unemployment rate ratio of Afro-Americans to whites at peaks and troughs of business cycles; Relation between unemployment rates of labor market subgroups, prime male unemployment rate and time.


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