Share of change in black-white wage gaps accounted for by observable and unobservable factors, by gender and potential experience, 1979–2015
|Total observables||Total unobservables||Total|
|New entrants men||1.21||1.99||0|
|New entrants women||8.91||1.09||0|
Note: Experienced workers have 11 to 20 years of experience. New entrants have 0 to 10 years of experience. Change in gaps are of adjusted average hourly wages. Labels on top of bars indicate net change in the black-white wage gap. Total unobservables include factors such as racial discrimination, unobservable skills, and wage inequality. Total observables include education, experience, region of residence, and metro status.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey (CPS) Outgoing Rotation Group microdata