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Racial Parity Hits the Wall: Progress in Bridging Black-White Gaps has Stalled

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Gary S. Becker

Topic: Economics (Economic conditions)
Social conditions (Race relations)

Keywords: Values; Interracial Relations

Coverage: United States


Education, earnings, and health gaps between whites and blacks significantly narrowed during the forty-year period from the end of World War II until the late 1980s. From then until now, however, black people’s progress relative to whites has essentially stopped. A significant gap remains.


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