Experimenting with affirmative action : the Coate and Loury Model
Kidd, Michael Paul, Carlin, Paul, & Pot, Jonathan (2008) Experimenting with affirmative action : the Coate and Loury Model. The Economic Record, 84(266), pp. 322-337.
Coate and Loury (1993) suggest the impact of affirmative action on a negative stereotype is theoretically ambiguous leading to either: a benign equilibrium in which affirmative action eradicates the negative stereotype and leads to equal proportional representation of the two groups; or alternatively a patronising equilibrium in which the stereotype persists. The current paper examines this theoretical ambiguity within the context of a laboratory experiment. Although benign and patronising equilibria are equally plausible in theory, the laboratory experiments easily replicate most features of the benign equilibrium, but diverge from the theoretically predicted patronising equilibrium.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Coate and Loury, Affirmative action, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
|Deposited On:||10 Oct 2012 08:46|
|Last Modified:||11 Oct 2012 12:01|
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