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Title: The Wage Earnings Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Authors: Mykerezi, Elton
Mills, Bradford F.
Authors (Email): Mykerezi, Elton (
Mills, Bradford F. (
Issue Date: 2006
Series/Report no.: Selected Paper
Abstract: The impact on wages from blacks' attendance of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) versus other colleges is examined using geo-coded National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 data. The paper reconciles seemingly conflicting findings in previous studies by estimating wage profiles over time, rather than by estimating wages at a single point in time. Estimates indicate that black males show no initial wage advantage as a result of HBCU attendance, but their wages increase 1.4-1.5% faster per year after attending HBCUs compared to other colleges. This faster growth generates discounted career earnings from HBCU attendance that are 9.6% higher for HBCU attendees and 8.9% higher for the average four-year college black student. For black females, HBCU attendance has no significant impact on initial wages or on subsequent wage growth.
Notes: Paper removed by author. Please see the current version in the July 2008 issue of the Southern Economic Journal, Volume 75, Number 1, pages 173-187.
Institution/Association: American Agricultural Economics Association>2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA
Total Pages: 30
Language: English
Collections:2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA

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