Economics of Affirmative Action (International Library of Critical Writings in Economics)

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Holzer (public policy, Georgetown University) and Neumark (economics, Public Policy Institute of California) collect journal articles from 1976 through 2000 on affirmative action, narrowly construed as targeting contractors and broadly construed as encompassing many anti- discrimination efforts. Articles look at affirmative action in the labor market, in education, and in contracting, and consider who implements affirmative action and how they do it. Selections include classic papers that make a major contribution to the analysis of affirmative action and articles that highlight recent research. Papers are grouped in sections on theoretical evaluations of affirmative action, redistributive effects, and efficiency/performance effects of affirmative action. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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1 Employment quotas for minorities 3
2 The enforcement of equal opportunity laws under imperfect information : Affirmative Action and alternatives 39
3 Will Affirmative-Action policies eliminate negative stereotypes? 57
4 Mentoring and diversity 78
5 Asymmetric tournaments, equal opportunity laws, and Affirmative Action : some experimental results 100
6 Does the contract compliance program work? : an analysis of Chicago data 133
7 The impact of Affirmative Action on employment 154
8 Employment and occupational advance under Affirmative Action 179
9 Affirmative Action and labor markets 188
10 The impact of Affirmative Action regulation and equal employment law on black employment 221
11 The effect of federal contractor status on racial differences in establishment-level employment shares : 1979-1992 238
12 The impact of the California Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) on university and professional school admissions and the implications for the California economy 245
13 Testing for bias in graduate school admissions 292
14 Race-based versus class-based Affirmative Action in college admissions 317
15 Antidiscrimination or reverse discrimination : the impact of changing demographics, Title VII, and Affirmative Action on productivity 333
16 The impact of Affirmative Action on labor demand : a test of some implications of the Le Chatelier Principle 363
17 Are Affirmative Action hires less qualified? : evidence from employer-employee data on new hires 373
18 What does Affirmative Action do? 409
19 Equality and efficiency tradeoffs in Affirmative Action - real or imagined? : the case of women in policing 441
20 Does a helping hand put others at risk? : Affirmative Action, police departments, and crime 459
21 The gender composition and scholarly performance of economics departments : a test for employment discrimination 498
22 Physician service to the underserved : implications for Affirmative Action in medical education 514
23 Women helping women? : role model and mentoring effects on female Ph.D. students in economics 528
24 Following in her footsteps? : faculty gender composition and women's choices of college majors 555
25 Effects of Affirmative Action in medical schools : a study of the class of 1975 577
26 College selectivity and earnings 584
27 Racial and ethnic preferences in college admissions 604
28 Racial test score differences as evidence of reverse discrimination : less than meets the eye 630
29 Preferential procurement programs and minority-owned businesses 665
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