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ECONOMICS AND DISCRIMINATION

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ECONOMICS AND DISCRIMINATION

9781852787905 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by William Darity Jr, Duke University, US
Publication Date: 1995 ISBN: 978 1 85278 790 5 Extent: 1,344 pp
This two volume set consists of the most significant theoretical and empirical writings on economic discrimination based upon race, gender and ethnicity with an international emphasis. Economics and Discrimination is an essential reference for scholars interested in the analysis of economic inequality between ascriptively differentiated groups. The work of economists spanning the ideological spectrum from John Roemer to Thomas Sowell is represented in the pages of this important title.

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This two volume set consists of the most significant theoretical and empirical writings on economic discrimination based upon race, gender and ethnicity with an international emphasis. Economics and Discrimination is an essential reference for scholars interested in the analysis of economic inequality between ascriptively differentiated groups. The work of economists spanning the ideological spectrum from John Roemer to Thomas Sowell is represented in the pages of this important title.
Critical Acclaim
‘It is an essential reference for anyone working in this area, bringing together the seminal articles in the field as well as some lesser known, but no less important writings.’
– Jennifer Roberts, The Economic Journal
Contributors
Contributors: M. Aldrich, K.J. Arrow, M.V. Ball, B. Banerjee, G.S. Becker, B.R. Bergmann, F.D. Blau, A.S. Blinder, G.J. Borjas, C. Brown, R. Cherry, K. Coman, J. Cotton, O. Cromwell Cox, S. Dex, P. England, R. Farley, M.G. Fawcett, M.A. Ferber, M. Firth, M. Fix, R.B. Freeman, G.C. Galster, B. Harrison, J.J. Heckman, F.L. Hoffman, K.S. Jomo, R. Jowell, C.L. Jusenius, L.M. Kahn, J.B. Knight, A.O. Krueger, A. K. Fosu, J.S. Leonard, P.L. Mason, M.N. McGrath, N.J. McIntosh, R.B. Mincy, G. Myrdal, R. Oaxaca, D.M. O’Neill, J. O’Neill, B.S. Payner, E.S. Phelps, P. Prescott-Clarke, M. Reich, J. Roemer, P.A. Riach, J. Rich, J.E. Roemer, C.J. Ruhm, R.H. Sabot, I. Shari, S. Shulman, P.J. Sloan, D.J. Smith, J.P. Smith, T. Sowell, J.E. Stiglitz, A.H. Stone, R.J. Struyk, D.H. Swinton, L. Thurow, F.A. Walker, R.M. Williams, J. Yinger
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CONTENTS

PART I

RACIAL AND SEXUAL INEQUALITY IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE ECONOMICS PROFESSION

1. Mark Aldrich (1979), ‘Progressive Economists and Scientific Racism: Walter Willcox and Black Americans, 1895-1910’
2. Robert Cherry (1976), ‘Racial Thought and the Early Economics Profession’
3. Francis A. Walker (1881), ‘The Colored Race in the United States’
4. Frederick L. Hoffman (1892), ‘Vital Statistics of the Negro’
5. M. V. Ball (1894), ‘The Mortality of the Negro’
6. Frederic L. Hoffman (19895), ‘The Negro in the West Indies’
7. Alfred Holt Stone (1969), ‘A Plantation Experiment’
8. Katharine Coman (1904), ‘The Negro as a Peasant Farmer’
9. Millicent G. Fawcett (1918), ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’
10. Gunnar Myrdal (1944), ‘Facets of the Negro Problem’
11. Gunnar Myrdal (194), ‘The Mechanics of Economic Discrimination as a Practical Problem’
12. Oliver Cromwell Cox (1970), ‘An American Dilemma: A Mystical Approach to the Study of Race Relations’

PART II

NEOCLASSICAL ECONOMICS AND THE THEORY OF DISCRIMINATION

13. Gary S. Becker (1957), ‘The Forces Determining Discrimination in the Market Place’
14. Gary S. Becker (1957), ‘Market Discrimination’
15. Anne O. Krueger (1963), ‘The Economics of Discrimination’
16. Barbara R. Bergmann (1971), ‘The Effect on White Incomes of Discrimination in Employment’
17. Lester C. Thurow (1975), ‘Discrimination and Theories of Incomes,e Determination’
18. Lester Thurow (1969), ‘Poverty and Discrimination’
19. Kenneth J. Arrow (1972), ‘Some Mathematical Models of Race Discrimination in the Labor Marker’
20. Edmund S. Phelps (1972), ‘The Statistical Theory of Racism and Sexism’
21. Richard B. Freeman (1973), ‘Decline of Labor Maker Discrimination and Economic Analysis’
22. Joseph E. Stiglitz (1973), ‘Approached to the Economics of Discrimination’
23. David H. Swinton (1978), ‘A Labor Force Competition Model of Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market’
24. Lawrence M. Kahn (1991), ‘Customer Discrimination and Affirmative Action’


PART III

CRITIQUES AND ASSESSMENTS OF THE NEOCLASSICAL APPROACH TO DISCRIMINATION

25. Thomas Sowell (1971), ‘Economics and Black People’
26. Christopher J. Ruhm (1988), ‘When “Equal Opportunity” Is Not Enough: Training Costs and Intergenerational Inequality’
27. William Darity, Jr. (1975), ‘Economic Theory and Racial Economic Inequality’
28. Francine D. Blau and Carol L. Jusenius (1976), ‘Economists’ Approached to Sec Segregation in the Labor Marker: An Appraisal’
29. Paula England (1984), ‘Wage Appreciation and Depreciation: A Test of Neoclassical Economic Explanations of Occupational Sex Segregation’
30. William A. Darity, Jr. (1982), ‘The Human Capital Approach to Black-White Earnings Inequality: Some Unsettled Questions’
31. Steven Shulman (1989), ‘A Critique of the Declining Discrimination Hypothesis’

PART V

COMPETITION, CULTURE AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO THE ECONOMICS OF DISCRIMINATION

32. Patrick L. Mason (1992), ‘The Divide-and-Conquer and Employer/employee Models of Discrimination: Neoclassical Competition as a Familial Defect’
33. William A> Darity, Jr. and Rhonda M. Williams (1985), ‘Peddlers Forever?: Culture, Competition, and Discrimination’
34. Rhonda M. Williams (1987), ‘Capital, Competition, and Discrimination: A Reconsideration of Racial Earnings Inequality’
35. William Darity, Jr. (1989), ‘What’s Left of the Economic Theory of Discrimination?’

VOLUME II

PART I

INDIRECT TESTS OF THE PRESENCE OF ECONOMIC DISCRIMINATION

1. Ronald Oaxaca (1973), ‘Male-Female Wage Differentials in Urban Labor Markets’
2. Alan S. Blinder (1973), ‘Wage Discrimination: Reduced Form and Structural Estimates’
3. Alan S. Blinder (1974), ‘The Decomposition of Inequality’
4. Francine D. Blau and Marianne A. Ferber (1987), ‘Discrimination: Empirical Evidence from the United States’
5. Bennett Harrison (1972), ‘Education and Underemployment in the Urban Ghetto’
6. George J. Borjas (1983), ‘The Substitutability of Black, Hispanic, and White Labor’
7. Michael Firth (1981), ‘Racial Discrimination in the British Labor Market’
8. J. B. Knight and M. D. McGrath (1977), ‘An Analysis of Racial Wage Discrimination in South Africa’
9. J. B. Knight and R. H. Sabot (1982), ‘Labor Market Discrimination in a Poor Urban Economy’
10. Biswajit Banerjee and J. B. Knight (1985), ‘Caste Discrimination in the Indian Urban Labor Market’
11. Reynolds Farley (1990), ‘Blacks, Hispanics, and White Ethnic Groups: Are Blacks Uniquely Disadvantaged?’
12. James P. Smith (1984), ‘Race and Human Capital’
13. Dave M. O’Neill (1970), ‘The Effect of Discrimination on Earnings: Evidence from Military Test Score Results’
14. June O’Neill (1990), ‘The Role of Human Capital in Earnings Differences Between Black and White Men’
15. Jeremiah Cotton (1988), ‘On the Decomposition of Wage Differentials’

PART II

DIRECT TESTS OF THE PRESENCE OF ECONOMIC DISCRIMINATION

16. Roger Jowell and Patricia Prescott-Clarke (1970), ‘Racial Discrimination and White-collar Workers in Britain’
17.Neil McIntosh and David J. Smith (1974), ‘The Extent of Racial Discrimination’
18. John Yinger (1986), ‘Measuring Racial Discrimination with Fair Housing Audits: Caught in the Act’
19. Peter A. Riach and Judith Rich (1991-2), ‘Measuring Discrimination by Direct Experimental Methods: Seeking Gunsmoke’
20. Ronald B. Mincy (1993), ‘The Urban Institute Audit Studies: Their Research and Policy Context’
21. Michael Fix, George C. Galster and Raymond J. Struyk (1993), ‘An Overview of Auditing for Discrimination’

PART III

IDENTIFYING WINNERS AND LOSERS FROM DISCRIMINATION

22. John E. Roemer (1979), ‘Divide and Conquer: Microfoundations of a Marxian Theory of Wage Discrimination’
23. Michael Reich (1981), ‘White Workers are hurt by Racism: Econometric Evidence’
24. Steven Shulman (1990), ‘Racial Inequality and White Employment: An Interpretation and Test of the Bargaining Power Hypothesis’


PART IV

ASSESSING ANTIDISCRIMINATION MEASURES

25. S. Dex and P. J. Sloane (1988), ‘Detecting and Removing Discrimination Under Equal Opportunities Policies’
26. Augustin Kwasi Fosu (1992), ‘Occupational Mobility of Black Women, 1958-1981: The Impact of Post-1964 Antidiscrimination Measures’
27. Charles Brown (1984), ‘Black-White Earnings Ratios Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Importance of Labor market Dropouts’
28. Jonathan S. Leonard (1984), ‘Employment and Occupational Advance Under Affirmative Action’
29. James J. Heckman and Brook S. Payner (1989), ‘Determining the Impact of Federal Status of Blacks: A Study of South Carolina’
30. Jomo K. S. and Ishak Shari (1986), ‘Development Policies and Income Inequality in Peninsular Malaysia’
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