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Honorable Mention

Dissertation Advisor

Daniel Hamermesh and Paul W. Wilson


Nearly 50 years after the peak of the Civil Rights movement, inequality persists in American society. However, while the existence of racial and gender differentials is generally well known, and the act of observing and measuring these differentials is straightforward, their source remains more elusive. Although the three essays that comprise this dissertation focus on different markets and use different data, they are all united in an attempt to more thoroughly understand the magnitude and source of inequality in our society.

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