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Table 3 Black-white gaps in log weekly wages, by city

From: The role of location in evaluating racial wage disparity

Cities 1940 1950 1970 1980 1990 2000
Southern       
Houston -0.834 -0.367 -0.425 -0.270 -0.299 -0.325
Memphis -0.742 -0.454 -0.461 -0.319 -0.343 -0.248
Atlanta -0.687 -0.472 -0.482 -0.288 -0.293 -0.253
New Orleans -0.669 -0.612 -0.460 -0.317 -0.298 -0.286
South Atlantic       
Washington -0.569 -0.374 -0.333 -0.225 -0.214 -0.187
Baltimore -0.444 -0.333 -0.341 -0.254 -0.280 -0.266
Northeastern       
New York -0.478 -0.344 -0.301 -0.280 -0.282 -0.270
Philadelphia -0.462 -0.394 -0.237 -0.259 -0.262 -0.266
Midwestern       
St. Louis -0.515 -0.456 -0.298 -0.261 -0.309 -0.261
Cleveland -0.507 -0.303 -0.280 -0.205 -0.221 -0.265
Chicago -0.452 -0.331 -0.278 -0.268 -0.297 -0.303
Detroit -0.376 -0.237 -0.208 -0.188 -0.206 -0.244
Western       
Los Angeles -0.486 -0.283 -0.301 -0.275 -0.234 -0.244
San Francisco -0.345 -0.255 -0.254 -0.236 -0.215 -0.229
F-Statistic 37.2 10.3 29.5 38.5 22.9 18.6
  1. Authors’ calculations, 1940 to 2000 I-PUMS. The F-Statistic is for the test of equality of coefficients; in each regression the p-value is less than 0.0001.