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Author: Bliss, Mark Richard
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1. Bliss, Mark Richard
Racial Differences In The Rates Of Return To Education
M.A. Thesis, California State University - Fullerton, 1998
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); College Graduates; Disadvantaged, Economically; Educational Returns; Human Capital Theory; Labor Market Outcomes; Racial Differences

Only recently has the economic literature begun to address the characteristics and labor market payoffs unique to those who have attended sub-baccalaureate degree issuing institutions. This analysis extends this new branch of human capital theory by analyzing these payoffs across racial groups. Several earnings equations are estimated using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1993 sample. The results imply that, controlling for those factors expected to influence earnings, there are no significant differences in the rates of return to education between young black and white men. It is only when the control for the Armed Forces Qualifying Test score is removed that the race dummy becomes significant. Possible explanations are provided as well as a discussion of what can be done to improve the labor market outcomes of economically disadvantaged groups.
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Bliss, Mark Richard. Racial Differences In The Rates Of Return To Education. M.A. Thesis, California State University - Fullerton, 1998.