Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Male College Grads: The Racial Pay Gap Is Widening


Economic Trends

MALE COLLEGE GRADS: THE RACIAL PAY GAP IS WIDENING

The number of college-educated black men in the labor force jumped 84% in the 1980s, compared with a 36% rise in the ranks of white male college graduates, reports the Labor Dept. But the gap between the two groups' wages widened considerably. In 1979, white male college grads age 25 to 34 earned 12% more than their black counterparts, and the median earnings of whites aged 25 to 64 were 18% higher. By 1989, however, the earnings gaps had widened to 26% and 32%, respectively.Gene Koretz


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus