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Divergent Paths: Structural Change, Economic Rank, and the Evolution of Black-White Earnings Differences, 1940-2014

Patrick Bayer, Kerwin Kofi Charles

NBER Working Paper No. 22797
Issued in November 2016, Revised in September 2017

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We are grateful to Paul Eliason, Olga Kozlova and Quinn McInerney for excellent research assistance. We also thank Joe Altonji, Peter Arcidiacono, Leah Boustan, David Card, Joe Hotz, Larry Katz, Damon Jones, Pat Kline, Thomas Lemieux, Bob Margo, Enrico Moretti, Marianne Wannamaker and seminar and conference participants at Duke, Princeton, UCLA, and the NBER for many helpful comments and suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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