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On Vertically Challenged and Horizontal Equity – Reassessing Anti-Discrimination Rules


  • Blumkin, Tomer

    () (Ben Gurion University)

  • Margalioth, Yoram

    () (Tel Aviv University)

  • Sadka, Efraim

    () (Tel Aviv University)


We consider a model of prejudice-driven discrimination, where the advantaged 'tall' discriminate against the disadvantaged 'short'. We employ an egalitarian social welfare function to compare anti-discrimination legal rules with a non-discriminatory ('height-blind') income tax.

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  • Blumkin, Tomer & Margalioth, Yoram & Sadka, Efraim, 2004. "On Vertically Challenged and Horizontal Equity – Reassessing Anti-Discrimination Rules," IZA Discussion Papers 1125, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1125

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    horizontal equity; optimal taxation; discrimination;

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    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics

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