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Incorporating Affirmative Action into the Welfare State

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  • Tomer Blumkin
  • Yoram Margalioth
  • Efraim Sadka

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In this paper, we discuss a novel aspect of affirmative action policy. We examine its redistributive role, asking whether in an egalitarian society, supplementing the tax-transfer system with an affirmative action policy would enhance social welfare.

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  • Tomer Blumkin & Yoram Margalioth & Efraim Sadka, 2007. "Incorporating Affirmative Action into the Welfare State," CESifo Working Paper Series 2003, CESifo Group Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_2003
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    Keywords

    affirmative action; optimal taxation; tagging;

    JEL classification:

    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General

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