Category Economics

The Persistence of Racial Inequality: An Intergenerational Perspective

Social 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. (Click heading for full description.)