Wage and Race

Description

Data set contains weekly wages in 1987 for a sample of 25,632 males between the age of 18 and 70 who worked full-time along with their years of education, years of experience, indicator variable for whether they were black, indicator variable for whether they worked in or near a city, and a code for the region in the US where they worked.

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Format

A data frame with 25,437 observations on the following 6 variables.

Region

a factor with levels "Midwest", "Northeast", "South" and "West"

MetropolitanStatus

a factor with levels "MetopolitanArea" and "NotMetropolitanArea"

Exper

experience in years

Educ

education in years

Race

a factor with levels "Black" and "NotBlack"

WeeklyEarnings

weekly wage in dollars

Source

Ramsey, F.L. and Schafer, D.W. (2013). The Statistical Sleuth: A Course in Methods of Data Analysis (3rd ed), Cengage Learning.

References

Bierens, H.J. and Ginther, D.K. (2001). Integrated Conditional Moment Testing of Quantile Regression Models, Empirical Economics 26(1): 307–324; see http://econ.la.psu.edu/~hbierens/QUANTILE.PDF http://econ.la.psu.edu/~hbierens/MEDIAN.HTM

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