Notes for March 4
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Date Created: 03/06/15
Econ 104 Notes March 4 Racial and Gender Inequality Large disparities persist in terms of income wealth poverty unemployment Possible factors 0 Legacy of past not yet overcome o Ongoing discrimination 0 Differences in capacity to connect to job market quotEncumbrancesquot ie doing more childcare and housework 0 Differences in innate abilities Incentives for employers to discriminate Why No Improvement in BlackWhite Income Differentials quotDistribution of income among Black households is very unequal even more unequal than the distribution of income among White householdsquot MacEwan Key factors 0 Longterm reduction in minimum wages o Weakening of labor unions 0 Mass incarceration of Black men and exclusion from community
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