Transitions in Affirmative Action
Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos
Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law
University of Alaska Fairbanks - School of Management (SOM)
International Review of Law and Economics
If a society's utility function changes so as to require greater participation of a minority in the workforce, a transition should follow from a regime of segregation to one of greater participation. We model such a transition in an environment of an employer, and an educator who produces candidates for employment. We use the model to evaluate the legal responses to unintentional discrimination and we find that several areas of law inhibit this transition.
Note: This is a description of the article and is not the actual abstract.Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 21, 1999
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