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Do anti-discrimination policies work?

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  • Marie-Anne Valfort

    (Paris School of Economics, France, and IZA, Germany)

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Discrimination is a complex, multi-factor phenomenon. Evidence shows widespread discrimination on various grounds, including ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or beliefs, disability, being over 55 years old, or being a woman. Combating discrimination requires combining the strengths of a range of anti-discrimination policies while also addressing their weaknesses. In particular, policymakers should thoroughly address prejudice (taste-based discrimination), stereotypes (statistical discrimination), cognitive biases, and attention-based discrimination.

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  • Marie-Anne Valfort, 2018. "Do anti-discrimination policies work?," IZA World of Labor, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), pages 450-450, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izawol:journl:y:2018:n:450
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    Keywords

    anti-discrimination policies; prejudice; taste-based discrimination; stereotypes;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • I00 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General - - - General
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion

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