Quit rate as a function of the residual wage, by race/ethnicity
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Notes: Authors’ calculations using SIPP data from the 2004, 2008, and 2014 panels. Slope of each line for each group represents the quit elasticity, with steeper slopes representing a higher elasticity. Residual wage is the hourly wage adjusted for demographic characteristics, human capital, and survey year. The y-axis is the quit rate at each residual wage level relative to the quit rate at a residual wage of zero, or the average residual wage. Differences along axes are percent differences (e.g., a difference of 0.2 is a 20% difference).
Source: Authors’ analysis of Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) data.