Affirmative Action in the United States and India: A Comparative Perspective

Affirmative Action in the United States and India: A Comparative Perspective

by Thomas E. Weisskopf, Weisskopf Thoma, T. Weisskopf
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415700027

ISBN-13: 9780415700023

Pub. Date: 03/12/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Arguably, two of the most important national experiences with policies of positive discrimination in favor of historically disadvantaged ethnic or caste minority groups are the cases of 'Affirmative Action' in the United States and 'Reservation Policies' in India. This essential new book examines the consequences of affirmative action in both countries using a clear

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Arguably, two of the most important national experiences with policies of positive discrimination in favor of historically disadvantaged ethnic or caste minority groups are the cases of 'Affirmative Action' in the United States and 'Reservation Policies' in India. This essential new book examines the consequences of affirmative action in both countries using a clear cost-benefit analysis. All those with an interest in affirmative action will appreciate the book's lucidity, use of evidence and policy implications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415700023
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/12/2004
Series:
Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy Series, #56
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I. The Differing Contexts and Potential Consequences of Positive Discrimination in the United States and India
1. On the Origins and Nature of Positive Discrimination Policies in the United States and India
2. The Debate over Positive Discrimination in the United States and in India
3. The Potential Benefits and Costs of Positive Discrimination
4. A Theorectical Analysis of the Consequences of Positive Discrimination Policies
5. The Differing Contexts of Positive Discrimination in the United States and India
6. A Comparative Analysis of the Likely Consequences of Positive Discrimination in the United States and India
PART II. An Empirical Analysis of Positive Discrimination in Admission to Higher Educational Institutions in the United States and India
7. Positive Discrimination in Admissions to Higher Educational Institutions
8. Toward An Empirical Assessment of Claims of PD Benefits and Costs
9. Affirmative Action and Enrollments in US Universities
10. Reservation Policies and Enrollments in Indian Universities
11. Affirmative Action and Academic Performance in US Universities
12. Reservation Policies and Academic Performance in Indian Universities
13. Affirmative Action and Career Accomplishments in the US
14. Further Evidence on the Effects of Affirmative Action in US Universities
15. Review of the Findings on the Consequences of PD Policies in University Admissions
PART III. Conclusion
16. Concluding Observations on Policies of Positive Discrimination

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