The Economics of Affirmative Action


The Economics of Affirmative Action

9781843761174 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Harry J. Holzer, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University and Visiting Fellow, Urban Institute, Washington, DC, US and David Neumark, Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine, US
Publication Date: 2004 ISBN: 978 1 84376 117 4 Extent: 736 pp

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Critical Acclaim
Critical Acclaim
‘The well-written and informative introduction provides the context for the selected writings and a basis on which to evaluate the contents . . . This volume is likely to be most useful for the academic or research scholar who wants to get an assessment of the state of the affirmative action research in one place . . . it puts a wide array of literature at your fingertips.’
– Margaret C. Simms, Feminist Economics

‘I would recommend this book to serious scholars and to graduate students interested in studying affirmative action or employment equity.’
– Harish C. Jain, Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations

‘Affirmative action programs are a unique social experiment, whose consequences deserve great attention in efforts to help disadvantaged groups. By gathering the best economic studies on affirmative action, this volume offers a valuable antidote to the ideological controversy that too often surrounds the subject. Evidence, not rhetoric, is needed, and here it is in one compendium.’
– Richard Freeman, Harvard University, US
29 articles, dating from 1976 to 2000
Contributors include: S. Coate, W.T. Dickens, T.J. Kane, J.S. Leonard, G.C. Loury, S.J. Lundberg, J.P. Smith, F. Welch
Introduction Harry J. Holzer and David Neumark
1. Finis Welch (1976), ‘Employment Quotas for Minorities’
2. Shelly J. Lundberg (1991), ‘The Enforcement of Equal Opportunity Laws Under Imperfect Information: Affirmative Action and Alternatives’
3. Stephen Coate and Glenn C. Loury (1993), ‘Will Affirmative-Action Policies Eliminate Negative Stereotypes?’
4. Susan Athey, Christopher Avery and Peter Zemsky (2000), ‘Mentoring and Diversity’
5. Andrew Schotter and Keith Weigelt (1992), ‘Asymmetric Tournaments, Equal Opportunity Laws, and Affirmative Action: Some Experimental Results’
A Redistribution in the Labor Market
6. James J. Heckman and Kenneth I. Wolpin (1976), ‘Does the Contract Compliance Program Work? An Analysis of Chicago Data’
7. Jonathan S. Leonard (1984), ‘The Impact of Affirmative Action on Employment’
8. Jonathan S. Leonard (1984), ‘Employment and Occupational Advance Under Affirmative Action’
9. James P. Smith and Finis Welch (1984), ‘Affirmative Action and Labor Markets’
10. Jonathan S. Leonard (1990), ‘The Impact of Affirmative Action Regulation and Equal Employment Law on Black Employment’
11. William M. Rodgers III and William E. Spriggs (1996), ‘The Effect of Federal Contractor Status on Racial Differences in Establishment-Level Employment Shares: 1979–1992’
B Redistribution in Education and Contracting
12. Cecilia A. Conrad and Rhonda V. Sharpe (1996), ‘The Impact of the California Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) on University and Professional School Admissions and the Implications for the California Economy’
13. Gregory Attiyeh and Richard Attiyeh (1997), ‘Testing for Bias in Graduate School Admissions’
14. Maria Cancian (1998), ‘Race-based versus Class-based Affirmative Action in College Admissions’
A Efficiency/Performance Effects in the Labor Market
15. Jonathan S. Leonard (1984), ‘Antidiscrimination or Reverse Discrimination: The Impact of Changing Demographics, Title VII, and Affirmative Action on Productivity’
16. Peter Griffin (1992), ‘The Impact of Affirmative Action on Labor Demand: A Test of Some Implications of the Le Chatelier Principle’
17. Harry Holzer and David Neumark (1999), ‘Are Affirmative Action Hires Less Qualified? Evidence from Employer-Employee Data on New Hires’
18. Harry J. Holzer and David Neumark (2000), ‘What Does Affirmative Action Do?’
19. Brent S. Steel and Nicholas P. Lovrich, Jr. (1987), ‘Equality and Efficiency Tradeoffs in Affirmative Action – Real or Imagined? The Case of Women in Policing’
20. John R. Lott, Jr. (2000), ‘Does a Helping Hand Put Others At Risk?: Affirmative Action, Police Departments, and Crime’
21. Van W. Kolpin and Larry D. Singell, Jr. (1996), ‘The Gender Composition and Scholarly Performance of Economics Departments: A Test for Employment Discrimination’
22. Joel C. Cantor, Erika L. Miles, Laurence C. Baker and Dianne C. Barker (1996), ‘Physician Service to the Underserved: Implications for Affirmative Action in Medical Education’
23. David Neumark and Rosella Gardecki (1998), ‘Women Helping Women? Role Model and Mentoring Effects on Female Ph.D. Students in Economics’
24. Brandice J. Canes and Harvey S. Rosen (1995), ‘Following in Her Footsteps? Faculty Gender Composition and Women’s Choices of College Majors’
B Efficiency/Performance Effects in Education
25. Stephen N. Keith, Robert M. Bell, August G. Swanson and Albert P. Williams (1985), ‘Effects of Affirmative Action in Medical Schools: A Study of the Class of 1975’
26. Linda Datcher Loury and David Garman (1995), ‘College Selectivity and Earnings’
27. Thomas J. Kane (1998), ‘Racial and Ethnic Preferences in College Admissions’
28. William T. Dickens and Thomas J. Kane (1999), ‘Racial Test Score Differences as Evidence of Reverse Discrimination: Less than Meets the Eye’
C Efficiency/Performance Effects in Contracting
29. Timothy Bates and Darrell Williams (1995), ‘Preferential Procurement Programs and Minority-owned Businesses’
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