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Racial Discrimination In Hire/Purchase Lending In Apartheid South Africa

  • Schreiner, Mark
  • Graham, Douglas H.
  • Cortes-Fontcuberta, Manuel
  • Coetzee, Gerhard K.
  • Vink, Nick

A partial-observability model finds evidence of racial discrimination by retailers of consumer durables in apartheid South Africa. In particular, black households are 13 percentage points more likely to demand a hire/purchase loan but not to have one supplied than are other households, all else equal.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1997 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Toronto, Canada with number 21026.

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