The Persistence of Racial Inequality: An Intergenerational Perspective

may-1-ss-forumSocial Sciences Forum — Mullen Lecture
“The Persistence of Racial Inequality: An Intergenerational Perspective”
Robert Mango, Professor of Economics, Boston University
Monday, May 1, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library 7th floor

New benchmark estimates of Black-White income ratios for 1870, 1900, and 1940 are combined with standard post-World War census data. The resulting time series reveals that the pace of racial income convergence has generally been steady but slow, quickening only during the 1940s and the modern Civil Rights era. Dr. Margo explores the interpretation of the time series with a model of intergenerational transmission of inequality in which racial differences in causal factors that determine income are very large just after the Civil War and which erode slowly across subsequent generations.

Admission is free.

Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, paid visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage adjacent to the Library — please see here for additional information.

 Mullen Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Economics

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