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COMMON WHITE NAMES COMMON BLACK NAMES Kristen 13.6% Ebony Carrie 13.1% Latonya 9.1% Laurie 10.8% Kenya 9.1% Meredith 10.6% Latoya 8.8% Sarah 9.8% Tanisha 6.3% Allison 9.4% Lakisha 5.5% Jill 9.3% Tamika 5.4% Anne 9.0% Keisha 3.8% Emily 8.3% Aisha 2.2% Average 6.9% Average 10.3% 10.5% *Based on 3,761 job applications
Source: Alan B. Krueger, “Economic Scene: Sticks and Stones Can Break Bones, But the Wrong Name Can Make a Job Hard
to Find,” New York Times, 1 December 2002: C2. 30 e Occupational segregation based on race, ethnicity, or gender: Racial minorities and
women are overrepresented in the lowest paid and least desirable jobs. Researchers
have found that occupational segregation has been most pronounced for black male
e Hiring through informal mechanisms such as social networks: These employer
practices often disadvantage people without insider connections. Since inside
connections for high-quality jobs have been and continue to be racially
disproportionate, this is one mechanism that perpetuates labor market
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