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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 University of Washington, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 96-04.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:udb:wpaper: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. Stephen L. Ross, 2005. "The Continuing Practice and Impact of Discrimination," Working papers 2005-19, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics, revised Jul 2006.
  3. Sáez-Martı´, Maria & Zenou, Yves, 2012. "Cultural transmission and discrimination," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(2), pages 137-146.
  4. Sjögren, Anna & Sällström, Susanna, 2004. "Trapped, Delayed and Handicapped," Working Paper Series 613, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

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