Regional patterns of affirmative action compliance costs
In this paper we estimate the amount by which firms` labor costs are increased by compliance with affirmative action regulations imposed on federal contractors for 160 SMSAs in 1980. The paper focuses on determining the cause(s) for variation in these "compliance costs" across SMSAs and in identifying areas of high and low compliance cost. We find that compliance costs are lower in larger SMSAs, more rapidly growing SMSAs, and SMSAs that have relatively large proportions of minorities and females in the labor market.
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Volume (Year): 30 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
|Note:||Received: March 1995 / Accepted: October 1995|
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