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Herve Queneau and Amit Sen
''Regarding the unemployment gap by race and gender in the United States''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.4 )
We examine the level of persistence in the unemployment gap across both race and gender in the United States. The empirical evidence suggests that all unemployment gaps exhibit low levels of persistence. While the gender unemployment gap has disappeared and stabilized in the post–1980 period, there continues to be a substantial gap between the unemployment rates of blacks and whites.
Keywords: Racial Unemployment Gap; Gender Unemployment Gap; Persistence
JEL: E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)
Manuscript Received : Aug 25 2009 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 06 2009

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