Statistical Discrimination and Social Assimilation
AbstractSocial assimilation has been observed in many societies where members of the minority group suffer from discrimination. In this note, we provide a simple economic model of assimilation and show that the adoption of the social behavior of the dominant group can be used as a signal by high productivity members of the minority group.
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Volume (Year): 10 (2001)
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