Event Title

Postgraduate employment and wage disparities by Race

Session Number

Project ID: BHVSO 09

Advisor(s)

Patrick Kearney, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Start Date

20-4-2022 9:10 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:25 AM

Abstract

My SIR project analyzes the ways in which race intersects with and determines postgraduate success of young adults in the U.S. Previously, I studied the ways that Affirmative Action, Affirmative Action Bans, HBCUs and other factors affect the overall percentage of African American Students (Black) attending 4-year public institutions in America. I found that most of these variables had no statistically significant effect on the overall percentage of students attending these universities and colleges that are black (from overall student population). My current research takes my previous inquiries a step further and looks at the monetary and academic success of minority (Black) students at these institutions by comparing them to employment rates and post-graduate wages of their white peers. By considering all these factors, I am able to get a clearer understanding of whether Affirmative Action policies and other programs set in place to help minority students are truly effective in ensuring their success in the academic sphere, corporate world and beyond.

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Postgraduate employment and wage disparities by Race

My SIR project analyzes the ways in which race intersects with and determines postgraduate success of young adults in the U.S. Previously, I studied the ways that Affirmative Action, Affirmative Action Bans, HBCUs and other factors affect the overall percentage of African American Students (Black) attending 4-year public institutions in America. I found that most of these variables had no statistically significant effect on the overall percentage of students attending these universities and colleges that are black (from overall student population). My current research takes my previous inquiries a step further and looks at the monetary and academic success of minority (Black) students at these institutions by comparing them to employment rates and post-graduate wages of their white peers. By considering all these factors, I am able to get a clearer understanding of whether Affirmative Action policies and other programs set in place to help minority students are truly effective in ensuring their success in the academic sphere, corporate world and beyond.