The Effect of Relative Group Size on the Employment Prospects of African-American and White Males

Emily Hoffnar, Michael Greene
1995 The Review of Regional Studies  
A bivariate probit model is employed to assess the impact of relative group size on employment and labor force participation probabilities of white and African-American males. The model allows for correlated error structures between labor force participation and employment equations. Increases in the relative size of the African-American population are found to have a significant negative impact on African-American male labor force participation and, after controlling for labor force
more » ... on, the probability of employment. No corresponding negative impact on white males is found.
doi:10.52324/001c.9006 fatcat:rh3s4qglgbhatafxeedf6lk76a