The Relationship Among African American Male Earnings, Employment, Incarceration and Immigration: A Time Series Approach
Lonnie K. Stevans
Hofstra University - Frank G. Zarb School of Business
October 1, 2007
Review of Black Political Economy, August 27, 2009
The advent of rising immigration has spurred research into a number of important issues insofar as the indigenous labor market is concerned. Some of these issues regarding the nature of the effect on native workers have been studied extensively. Others, like the interrelationships among immigration flows, African-American male earnings, employment, and incarceration rates have not been widely examined. In this paper, the association among these non-stationary variables is studied in the framework of a Vector Error Correction model and the associated cointegrating relationship. We find no statistically significant association among immigration, Black male employment rates, and Black male incarceration rates over the period 1962-2006, ceteris paribus.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: immigration, Vector Error Correction, cointegration, incarceration rates, Black male employment rates
JEL Classification: C32, J21, J23Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 1, 2007 ; Last revised: February 23, 2011
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