Affirmative Action without Quotas in Northern Ireland

The Equal Rights Review, Vol. 4, pp. 7-14, 2009

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 43/2010

9 Pages Posted: 17 May 2010

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Christopher McCrudden

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law; University of Michigan Law School; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Raya Muttarak

European University Institute

Heather Hamill

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anthony Heath

University of Oxford - Department of Sociology

Date Written: May 2010

Abstract

New research has shown that Northern Ireland's innovative affirmative action programme has resulted in improvements in fair employment, both for Catholics and Protestants. In this article, we provide a non-technical account of this research and some preliminary "headline" results, together with a brief analysis of some policy implications. More detailed discussion, together with an account of research methods and data analysis will be published subsequently.

Keywords: Affirmative action, discrimination, Northern Ireland, employment

Suggested Citation

McCrudden, Christopher and Muttarak, Raya and Hamill, Heather and Heath, Anthony, Affirmative Action without Quotas in Northern Ireland (May 2010). The Equal Rights Review, Vol. 4, pp. 7-14, 2009; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 43/2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1606224

Christopher McCrudden (Contact Author)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Law ( email )

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University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Raya Muttarak

European University Institute ( email )

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Heather Hamill

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Anthony Heath

University of Oxford - Department of Sociology ( email )

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Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1PT
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