Quick and dirty analysis with census data (splicing NHW into earlier white time series around 1987) pic.twitter.com/m6AW5hzKtk
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So the income of black women fulltime workers as a percentage of white women full time workers peaked in the 1970s at close to 95%, but is now down below 80%.
Among men, the income of fulltime black male workers got up over 70% of the income of fulltime white male workers in both the late 1970s and in 2016, the most recent year.
On the other hand, this is not adjusted for age.
So it looks like the apples-to-apples gender gap that Raj Chetty chose to emphasize in his new paper was pretty small in 2016, but was pretty big in the past.