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    Jan042017

    The Income Gap Between Black and White Men Is Getting Worse

    Contrary to popular belief, a new study shows there's been almost no progress over the last 70 years.
    BY  JANUARY 4, 2017

    A new study has found that the income gap between black and white men has worsened in recent decades, a finding contrary to the popular belief that it has been steadily narrowing.

    In fact, by some measures, the research showed there has been no change in the income gap between African-American and white males over the last 70 years.

    The study is authored by University of Chicago economist Kerwin Kofi Charles and Duke University economist Patrick Bayer, and is the first to look at income inequality while incorporating data from men who aren’t working. The method, said Charles, is a more accurate picture of labor market dynamics because it addresses access -- or lack thereof -- to jobs. While some men might not be working by choice, many simply can’t find a job or are kept out of the workforce by jail or their criminal record.

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