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Theories of Statistical Discrimination and Affirmative Action: A Survey

Hanming Fang () and Andrea Moro ()

No 15860, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: J15 J16 J7 J71 J78 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-04
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Published as Theories of Statistical Discrimination and Armative Action: A Survey, (with Andrea Moro), Handbook of Social Economics, Vol I, edited by Jess Benhabib, Alberto Bisin, and Matthew Jackson, North-Holland, November 2010, 76 pages.

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