On Vertically Challenged and Horizontal Equity - Reassessing Anti-Discrimination Rules
15 Pages Posted: 11 May 2004
Date Written: April 2004
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.
Keywords: Discrimination, optimal taxation, horizontal equity
JEL Classification: H2, D6
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