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Inequality and Race: Models and Policy

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  • Lundberg, S.J.
  • Startz, R.

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Race and ethnicity play a central role in understainding the structure of inequality in the United States. In this paper, we focus on the economic chasm between black and white America and what economic theory can contribute to our understanding of both inequality and the design of effective policy.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics at the University of Washington in its series Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington with number 96-04.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:washer:96-04

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Keywords: LABOUR MARKET; ECONOMIC MODELS; DISCRIMINATION;

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  1. Bruder, Jana & Räthke-Döppner, Solvig, 2008. "Ethnic minority self-employment in Germany: Geographical distribution and determinants of regional variation," Thuenen-Series of Applied Economic Theory 100, University of Rostock, Institute of Economics.
  2. Sällström, Susanna & Sjogren, Anna, 2002. "Trapped, Delayed and Handicapped," CEPR Discussion Papers 3335, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Saez-Marti, Maria & Zenou, Yves, 2005. "Cultural Transmission and Discrimination," IZA Discussion Papers 1880, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Stephen L. Ross, 2005. "The Continuing Practice and Impact of Discrimination," Working papers 2005-19, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics, revised Jul 2006.

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