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Table 2 Location indices for black men

From: The role of location in evaluating racial wage disparity

  (1) (2)
Year Southern residency Urban residency
1940 2.87 0.76
1950 2.48 0.91
1960 2.19
1970 1.74 1.13
1980 1.69 1.18
1990 1.60 1.17
2000 1.59 1.15
  1. Notes: Authors’ calculations, 1940 to 2000 PUMS. The southern residency index is the ratio of fraction black men aged 25 to 55 inclusive to white men of the same age. The MSA residency index is, for similar aged men, the ratio of black men to white men residing in an MSA. The 1970 southern residency index is created using the 1 percent state sample rather than the metro sample used in the rest of this paper because region of residency is not uniquely identified for MSAs that straddle the border of the southern region.