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Theories of Statistical Discrimination and Affirmative Action : A Survey

Author: Hanming Fang; Andrea Moro
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. National Bureau of Economic Research 2010.
Series: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. w15860.
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This chapter surveys the theoretical literature on statistical discrimination and affirmative action. This literature suggests different explanations for the existence and persistence of group inequality. This survey highlights such differences and describes in these contexts the effects of color-sighted and color-blind affirmative action policies, and the efficiency implications of discriminatory outcomes.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hanming Fang; Andrea Moro
OCLC Number: 1027297351
Notes: April 2010.
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Series Title: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. w15860.
Responsibility: Hanming Fang, Andrea Moro.

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This chapter surveys the theoretical literature on statistical discrimination and affirmative action. This literature suggests different explanations for the existence and persistence of group inequality. This survey highlights such differences and describes in these contexts the effects of color-sighted and color-blind affirmative action policies, and the efficiency implications of discriminatory outcomes.

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