Estimating Racial Disparities in Economic Outcomes

Published: 2023
Project ID: UM23-05


This project will review the literature on methods for estimating racial disparities in economic outcomes with a specific focus on how controls for other factors (e.g., education) are or are not included in such analyses. These methods would be compared with those in health services research, where relative consensus on such methods reflects the recommendations of a 2003 Institute of Medicine Panel on racial disparities in health care. The resulting paper would include simple empirical examples and guidance for applied researchers.


Helen Levy