Incorporating Affirmative Action into the Welfare State
36 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2007
Date Written: May 2007
In this paper, we discuss a novel aspect of affirmative action policy. We examine its redistributive role, asking whether in an egalitarian society, supplementing the tax-transfer system with an affirmative action policy would enhance social welfare.
Keywords: affirmative action, optimal taxation, tagging
JEL Classification: H2, D6
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