Race & Income in the US

by James & Miel on November 28, 2006 · 0 comments

In honor of race week, I thought it would be good to look to our census data to check out what it tells us. According to the data, Whites certainly come out on top, which isn’t much of a surprise. Hispanics have consistently come in above Blacks in America. This is interesting because, I would think there would be some affect seen in the increase of Hispanic populations in recent years, but this doesn’t seem to be demonstrated by the data.

What this data doesn’t tell us, and what would be interesting to look at, is the affect of education and particular job categories. Given various education levels, would there be even more of an affect shown on salary levels? Within specific job categories would there be an abundance of a particular race, also contributing to the distribution of salaries?

Can you tell I just got back from stats class? Sorry to geek out on you!

Best,

Miel

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