NBER Working Papers and Publications
|June 1991||Black-White Earnings Over the 1970s and 1980s: Gender Differences in Trends|
with Francine D. Blau: w3736
This paper uses CPS data to analyze gender differences in black-white annual earnings trends over the 1970s and 1980s. We find that in at least two respects black women fared better than men over this period. First, due to decreasing relative annual time inputs for black males, but not black females, black women experienced increases in both annual earnings and estimated wages compared to white women, while black men gained only in terms of wages compared to white men. Second, since the gender earnings gap among whites was narrowing during this time, as black women's wages rose relative to white women's, they also made faster progress relative to white males than did black males. In other important respects, however, the experience of black men and women over the period was similar. First,...
Published: Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1992 citation courtesy of