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Race Self-Selection Process Summary

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In “ Race, Self-Selection, and the Job Search Process” authors Devah Pager and David S. Pedulla ask whether Blacks self-select into sections of the labor market or adjust their job search strategies, as compared to Whites, in order to avoid labor market discrimination. Pager and Pedulla investigate this query by utilizing the longitudional New Jersey Unemployment Insurance (NJUI) Survey. The NJUI survey followed a random sample of NJUI recipients over a 12-week period at the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010, through a series of online surveys. Each week, respondents reported the number of jobs they had applied for and listed job titles for the three most recently applied to. In addition to the NJUI survey results, the authors used the
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