The Persistent Effect of Temporary Affirmative Action
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, vol. 9, issue 3, 152-90
I estimate the dynamic effects of federal affirmative action regulation, exploiting variation in the timing of regulation and deregulation across work establishments. Affirmative action increases the black share of employees over time: in 5 years after an establishment is first regulated, the black share of employees increases by an average of 0.8 percentage points. Strikingly, the black share continues to grow at a similar pace even after an establishment is deregulated. I argue that this persistence is driven in part by affirmative action inducing employers to improve their methods for screening potential hires.
JEL-codes: J15 J23 J24 J83 K31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Note: DOI: 10.1257/app.20160121
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.aeaweb.org/articles/attachments?retrie ... qSnCJ_rSEq0vsHZpgE4F (application/zip)
https://www.aeaweb.org/articles/attachments?retrie ... kmEHcvUr-6n9K7UqrXaX (application/pdf)
https://www.aeaweb.org/articles/attachments?retrie ... ccg6Xq4Et_mQFio4VcwI (application/zip)
Access to full text is restricted to AEA members and institutional subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aea:aejapp:v:9:y:2017:i:3:p:152-90
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics is currently edited by Alexandre Mas
More articles in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics from American Economic Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Michael P. Albert ().