This research serves to examine the impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 on the relative wage income of Black and White workers in the United States. I use an employer prejudice model to conceptualize discrimination in the workplace and examine how changes in the legal environment may affect labor market outcomes. Empirically, I use individual level data from the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Censuses to estimate the effect of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 on the relative wage income of Black and White workers in the United States. My results suggest that the Civil Rights Act of 1991 had a positive impact on the relative wage income of Black/White workers in the United States.
Morin, Clark D., "Changes in United States Anti-Discrimination Law: A Study of the Impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 on the Relative Wage Income of Black and White Individuals" (2020). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 9035.
Labor and Employment Law | Labor Relations
Civil Rights Act of 1991, Labor Relations, Labor and Race
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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