An efficiency argument for affirmative action in higher education
AbstractIn a dynamic framework in which generations are linked by educational background, we identify an intergenerational externality that is larger for disadvantaged groups. This provides an argument for affirmative action in higher education based on efficiency alone.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics in its series ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics with number 2005-447.
Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2004
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- Elena del Rey & María Racionero, 2008. "An efficiency argument for affirmative action in higher education," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 187(4), pages 41-48, December.
- H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
- I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
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