18. Discrimination%201 - LECTURE 18 DISCRIMINATION 1...

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LECTURE 18 DISCRIMINATION 1
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MIGRATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND THE HOUSING CRISIS Via Slate: http://www.slate.com/id/2216238/
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MIGRATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND THE HOUSING CRISIS Via NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/10/28/business/20080624_HOUSING _GRAPHIC.html
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FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS: STIFLE MOBILITY? The majority of moving decisions are made by a household rather than an individual The gains of migration may not be positively correlated for individuals within the household Decision Rule: move if T Stay Leave T Stay Leave r c w r c w r c w w C PV r c w r c w r c w w C PV ) 1 ( ... ) 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( ... ) 1 ( 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 + - Δ + + + - Δ + + - Δ + Δ + - = + - Δ + + + - Δ + + - Δ + Δ + - = - - 0 2 1 > + - - Stay Leave Stay Leave PV PV
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“TIED” PARTNERS “Tied stayer”: Individual 1 if “Tied mover”: Individual 1 if 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 < + < > - - PV PV PV PV Stay Leave Stay Leave 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 > + > < - - PV PV PV PV Stay Leave Stay Leave
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THE EFFECT OF MOBILITY ON HOUSEHOLDS What does this mean for the division of labor within a household? Impacts of nationalized labor markets/more mobile workforce? Negotiating power within the household? “Commuter” marriages
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COMMUTER MARRIAGES According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2006, 3.2 million married Americans (including military families) live in different homes, a 26% increase since 1999. (CNN Money 2006) Increased military activity Economic conditions Cheaper communication/travel
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ANNOUNCEMENTS MIDTERM 2 – in 1.5 weeks, Thursday, Nov. 4 Midterm study sheet will be posted by Thursday PS 4 is posted – Due this Thursday, October 28 OH: Wed. 1-3 LER 209 (and by appt.) Today - Discrimination
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WHERE WE’VE BEEN
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OUTLINE Revisit differences in earnings by race/gender Possible reasons for wage differences? Taste for Discrimination Firm Employee Consumer Statistical Discrimination Empirical Evidence from the discrimination literature
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Here, I’ll give you my example its this 'You know what, I don't want you anchoring anymore, I really don't see you as an anchor, I see you more as a reporter, I see you more as a John Quinones - you know the guy on ABC. That’s what he told me. He told me he saw me as John Quinones. Now, did he not realize that he was telling me, ‘When I see you I think of Hispanic reporters’? Cause in his mind I can’t be an anchor. An anchor is what you give the high- profile white guys, you know. So he knocks me down to that and compares me to that and it happens all the time i think.
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course ECON ECON 440 taught by Professor Kristinebrown during the Fall '10 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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