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NEA presidential address: identity, markets, and persistent racial inequality

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  • Mason, Patrick L.

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This paper contrasts competing theories and evidence on the nature and significance of African American racial identity. In particular, we seek to examine whether race is best understood as a set of values and behaviors or whether race is best understood as a social norm.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11330.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in NEA presidential address: identity, markets, and persistent racial inequality 1.32(2004): pp. 13-36
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11330

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Keywords: identity; race; evolutionary game; social norm; culture; values; behavior; social capital; discrimination;

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  1. Marianne Bertrand & Sendhil Mullainathan, 2003. "Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination," NBER Working Papers 9873, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  5. Carneiro, Pedro & Heckman, James & Masterov, Dimitriy, 2004. "Labor market discrimination and racial differences in premarket factors," Working Paper Series, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2005:3, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
  6. Ihlanfeldt, Keith R. & Scafidi, Benjamin P., 2002. "An Empirical Analysis of the Cause of Neighborhood Racial Segregation," Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, Working Paper Series, Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy qt70j3n8bh, Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy.
  7. Darity, William Jr. & Mason, Patrick L. & Stewart, James B., 2006. "The economics of identity: The origin and persistence of racial identity norms," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 60(3), pages 283-305, July.
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