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Incorporating Affirmative Action into the Welfare State

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  • Tomer Blumkin
  • Yoram Margalioth
  • Efraim Sadka

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In this paper, we discuss a novel aspect of affirmative action policy. We examine its redistributive role, asking whether in an egalitarian society, supplementing the tax-transfer system with an affirmative action policy would enhance social welfare.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 2003.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_2003

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