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Do anti-discrimination policies work?

Marie-Anne Valfort ()

IZA World of Labor, 2018, No 450, 450

Abstract: Discrimination is a complex, multi-factor phenomenon. Evidence shows widespread discrimination on various grounds, including ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or beliefs, disability, being over 55 years old, or being a woman. Combating discrimination requires combining the strengths of a range of anti-discrimination policies while also addressing their weaknesses. In particular, policymakers should thoroughly address prejudice (taste-based discrimination), stereotypes (statistical discrimination), cognitive biases, and attention-based discrimination.

Keywords: anti-discrimination policies; prejudice; taste-based discrimination; stereotypes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 I00 J14 J15 J16 J61 J7 R23 Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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