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Another Analysis of the EEOCC "Four-Fifths" Rule


  • Anthony E. Boardman

    (University of British Columbia)


Federal guidelines provide grounds for determining when a racial, ethnic or sex group has experienced discrimination in selection or promotion. This paper assumes that a predetermined number of people are selected or promoted and presents a simple model that computes the exact probabilities of type I and type II errors, that is, concluding adverse impact when none exists and concluding no adverse impact when it does, in fact, exist.

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  • Anthony E. Boardman, 1979. "Another Analysis of the EEOCC "Four-Fifths" Rule," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 25(8), pages 770-776, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:25:y:1979:i:8:p:770-776

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