Albert Yoon

First name
Albert
Last name
Yoon

Year of Publication
2005
Abstract

In this paper we study the long-term labor market implications of school resource equalization
before Brown and school desegregation after Brown. For cohorts born in the South in the 1920s and
1930s, we find that racial disparities in measurable school characteristics had a substantial influence on
black males’ earnings and educational attainment measured in 1970, albeit one that was smaller in the
later cohorts. When we examine the income of male workers in 1990, we find that southern-born blacks
who finished their schooling just before effective desegregation occurred in the South fared poorly
compared to southern-born blacks who followed behind them in school by just a few years.

Number
501
Date Published
05/2005
Publication Language
eng
Citation Key
7919
Ashenfelter, O., Collins, W., & Yoon, A. (2005). Evaluating the Role of Brown vs. Board of Education in School Equalization, Desegregation, and the Income of African Americans. Retrieved from http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01ws859f65f (Original work published 05/2005AD)
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