The Impact of Economic Freedom on the Black/White Income Gap
Seidman College of Business
Using state-level data from 1980-2010 we examine whether economic freedom, as measured by the Economic Freedom of North America Index, has had any impact in increasing or decreasing the ratio of median income for black households to the median income of white households. To our knowledge, there has been no research, on racial income disparities and the role that economic freedom might have in alleviating or exacerbating the problem. We find evidence that economic freedom has increased the racial income ratio.
Allied Social Science Association 2015 Meetings
Boston, MA, USA
Giedeman, Daniel; Hoover, Gary; and Compton, Ryan, "The Impact of Economic Freedom on the Black/White Income Gap" (2015). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 600.