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The impact of city contracting set-asides on black self-employment and employment

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Chatterji, AK; Chay, KY; Fairlie, RW
Published in: Journal of Labor Economics
January 1, 2014

In the 1980s, many US cities initiated programs reserving a proportion of government contracts for minority-owned businesses. The staggered introduction of these set-aside programs is used to estimate their impacts on the self-employment and employment rates of AfricanAmericanmen. Black business ownership rates increased significantly after program initiation, with the black-white gap falling 3 percentage points. The evidence that the racial gap in employment also fell is less clear as it depends on assumptions about the continuation of preexisting trends. The black gains were concentrated in industries heavily affected by set-asides, and they mostly benefited the better educated. © 2014 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

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Journal of Labor Economics

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0734-306X

Publication Date

January 1, 2014

Volume

32

Issue

3

Start / End Page

507 / 561

Related Subject Headings

  • Economics
  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 1402 Applied Economics
 

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Chatterji, A. K., Chay, K. Y., & Fairlie, R. W. (2014). The impact of city contracting set-asides on black self-employment and employment. Journal of Labor Economics, 32(3), 507–561. https://doi.org/10.1086/675228
Chatterji, A. K., K. Y. Chay, and R. W. Fairlie. “The impact of city contracting set-asides on black self-employment and employment.” Journal of Labor Economics 32, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 507–61. https://doi.org/10.1086/675228.
Chatterji AK, Chay KY, Fairlie RW. The impact of city contracting set-asides on black self-employment and employment. Journal of Labor Economics. 2014 Jan 1;32(3):507–61.
Chatterji, A. K., et al. “The impact of city contracting set-asides on black self-employment and employment.” Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 32, no. 3, Jan. 2014, pp. 507–61. Scopus, doi:10.1086/675228.
Chatterji AK, Chay KY, Fairlie RW. The impact of city contracting set-asides on black self-employment and employment. Journal of Labor Economics. 2014 Jan 1;32(3):507–561.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Labor Economics

DOI

ISSN

0734-306X

Publication Date

January 1, 2014

Volume

32

Issue

3

Start / End Page

507 / 561

Related Subject Headings

  • Economics
  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 1402 Applied Economics