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Source: College of Business and Economics (Mihaylo), Cal. State Univ., Fullerton
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1. Gill, Andrew Matthew
Wolfson, Murray
Market Opportunities and the Job-Risk Choices of Black Men
Working Paper, College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton, May 1993
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: College of Business and Economics (Mihaylo), California State University, Fullerton
Keyword(s): Family Background; Human Capital; Job Hazards; Modeling; Racial Differences

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In this paper, we attempt to shed light on these differences by analyzing risk behavior in the labor market. We present a model of the demand for safety that emphasizes the role of human capital, personal and family background, and differential labor market opportunities in determining the job-risk choices of black males. Job-Risk choices are analyzed by combining a measure of job risk for three-digit occupations with data drawn from the 1984 wave of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). We find that human capital differences between whites and blacks are important in determining job risk through their effects on white-collar employment, but also that a large part of the risk differential is unexplained.
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Gill, Andrew Matthew and Murray Wolfson. "Market Opportunities and the Job-Risk Choices of Black Men." Working Paper, College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton, May 1993.