Implementation and removal of an affirmative-action quota : the impact on task assignment and workers’ skill acquisition
Feltovich, Nick, Gangadharan, Lata, & Kidd, Michael P. (2013) Implementation and removal of an affirmative-action quota : the impact on task assignment and workers’ skill acquisition. Canadian Public Policy, 39, S123-S140.
Both the United States and Canada have federal legislation that attempts to address employment inequities across specific target groups. The US has a long tradition of affirmative action, dating back to President Kennedy’s 1961 Executive Order; Canada enacted its Employment Equity Act in 1986. Employment Equity/Affirmative Action policy has attracted significant controversy, with high profile court cases and the repeal of state/provincial legislation. Coate and Loury (1993) examine the theoretical impact of introducing affirmative action. Unfortunately the theoretical impact of affirmative action is ambiguous. The current paper employs a laboratory experiment to shed empirical light on this theoretical ambiguity.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||statistical discrimination, signaling, positive discrimination, affirmative action, experiment|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2013 22:46|
|Last Modified:||12 May 2014 11:55|
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