I chose a female, other race, between ages 25-34, with some college.
My person is compared to a white male and a black female. The white male makes $4,366 more than my person, at $36,038 per year. The black female makes $1,840 less than my person, at $29,834 per year.
One of the reasons for the differences in income is background. For instance, the couple in “Working Lives” both come from lower class backgrounds. Jamal’s mother was a drug addict, while Kathy was estranged from her family. They had no one to turn Continue reading...