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Bloggingheads.tv - Amy Wax & Glenn Loury
Amy Wax and Glenn Loury continue on the discussion of the limits statistical discrimination, the censorship in Universities on said topics, and what can be done to alleviate that.
Blacks  censorship  Academia  statistics  discrimination  genderissues  maternity-leave  AmyWax  loury  bloggingheads  podcasts  Chetty 
4 days ago by HispanicPundit
Bloggingheads.tv - Stereotypes, Crime, and Pursuit of Justice
Glenn and Rajiv discuss Rajivs new book on the topic. Glenn pushes Rajiv on how the personal model would change when the stereotypes are accurate. Also, towards the end, a good discussion on incarceration being high in the USA overall, even when comparing whites to Europeans.
crime  Blacks  discrimination  Race  prison  bloggingheads  loury  Books 
5 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Race discrimination in the NBA, alas I have long suspected this - Marginal REVOLUTION
Weighted quantile regressions show evidence of consumer discrimination in that black players with high audience visibility (role and star players) experience a larger racial wage gap. The size of the share of the white population is shown to be positively correlated with the racial wage gap. No employee nor employer discrimination is found.
statistics  discrimination  sports  Cowen  NBER 
december 2018 by HispanicPundit
Shopping While Black: Past, Present and Future? - Marginal REVOLUTION
In the Uber case my bet is that a large share of the reduction in discrimination was due to the fact that Uber drivers don’t carry cash and so are less worried about robbery and the app increases safety because it records in detail rider, driver and trip data. In other words, the Uber system reduced the value of statistical discrimination. It’s difficult to know for sure, however, because there was probably also some decline in invidious discrimination brought about by Uber hiding some rider information from drivers until trips are accepted.
Race  Blacks  statistics  discrimination  uber  amazon  Cowen 
october 2018 by HispanicPundit
Why statistical discrimination is higher than is either socially optimal or Bayesian rational - Marginal REVOLUTION
But now introduce a further assumption.  There are multiple layers of evaluation, and at each layer people, and institutions, wish to be seen as successful talent spotters, mentors, and coaches.  High schools wish to promote students who will get into good colleges.  Colleges wish to invest in students who will get into best grad schools, or get the best jobs.  Firms wish to hire workers who will rise to CEO, even if elsewhere.  And so on.  Let’s say there are ten levels to this “game.”
statistics  discrimination  Cowen  Race 
august 2018 by HispanicPundit
How the Free Market Breaks Down Discrimination, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
This story of how the free market broke down discrimination may sound trivial. If it just had to do with my hot dog, it would be. But the story illustrates a much wider and crucial point: Markets are especially good at breaking down discrimination when what is exchanged is goods rather than labor. Think about how little you know about the politics, race, gender, or even nationality of the person who makes the bread you buy. You don't know because you don't care. What you care about is getting the best deal on bread, and even if this means buying it from someone whom you would hate, you'll still buy the bread. That's why, for example, even book stores whose owners and employees detest Rush Limbaugh still displayed his books prominently. By trying to hide the books, which apparently some stores did for a short time, they would pass up precious sales.
discrimination  capitalism  henderson 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit
Uber Versus Taxi Cab Racism - Marginal REVOLUTION
Vancouver B.C. does not have Uber or Lyft, the ridesharing service I mainly use in Seattle and New York City…the absence of ridesharing companies in Vancouver has meant the persistence of a problem that, in my experience, pretty much vanishes from the surface of things when you have an account with Uber or Lyft: taxi cab racism….I had all but forgotten this form of racism until this weekend, when I found myself in downtown Vancouver unable to hail a cab. They just simply passed by me, though many were not engaged. At first I thought I was not visible enough to drivers, but after a few cabs passed by my increasingly theatrical waving, I remembered the color of my skin.

It’s important to note that many of the taxi drivers were not white but South Asians—some who were even blacker than me. But when it comes to taxi racism, the color of the driver often does not matter. White racism, in this sector, has been adopted, sometimes even intensified, by all other races, many of which have been and still are the victims of white racism. Even in Seattle, when Yellow Cab was the top dog, East African drivers would pass by me because I looked like them. All of that nonsense came to an end with ridesharing, whose apps made hailing unnecessary.
uber  discrimination  statistics  tabarrok  Race  blacks  Taxis 
october 2016 by HispanicPundit
Companies That Discriminate Fail (Eventually) - Bloomberg View
A couple of studies in the late 1990s by economist Sandra Black, of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, showed how increased competition in the U.S. manufacturing and banking industries was followed by a shrinking of the gender gap in those businesses. In manufacturing, that competition was largely international amid the increase in foreign trade during the late 20th century. Black showed that concentrated industries, which were probably more insulated from competition to start with, saw more of a reduction in their gender wage gap when they were also affected by trade. In other words, when foreign competitors from places such as Japan and Europe forced U.S. manufacturers to up their game, competing for female talent -- and giving women a much-deserved raise -- was one way they did so. Black also finds that deregulation in the banking industry had similar effects.
discrimination  capitalism  Becker  bloomberg 
september 2016 by HispanicPundit
Are criminal risk assessment scores racist? | Brookings Institution
The ProPublica study cites a disparity in “false-positive rates” as evidence of racial bias: black defendants who did not reoffend were more likely to have been classified as high risk than white defendants. As noted in NorthPointe’s response, and explained in a recent column by Robert Verbruggen, these statistics are dangerously misleading. Any group that has higher recidivism rates (and therefore higher risk scores, on average) will mechanically have a higher false positive rate, even if the risk score is completely unbiased.
statistics  discrimination  blacks  crime  brookings 
august 2016 by HispanicPundit
Banning credit checks harms African-Americans - Marginal REVOLUTION
“The likely explanation for these findings is that prior to drug testing, employers overestimated African-Americans’ drug use relative to whites,” the study’s author explained in an op-ed. Drug tests allowed black job applicants to disprove the incorrect perception that they were addicts.
It’s possible that credit checks were playing a similar role to drug tests, offering a counterbalance to inherent biases or assumptions about black job-seekers.
minorities  statistics  discrimination 
april 2016 by HispanicPundit
Dr. King and Full Employment…Again | Jared Bernstein | On the Economy
Dr. King, toward the end of his life, clearly recognized the role that full employment played in providing economic opportunity for African-Americans...Essentially, full employment conditions raise the cost of discrimination. It’s “cheap” and easy to discriminate when there are a lot more workers than jobs. But when labor demand outpaces labor supply, racist employers risk leaving profits on the table if they indulge their racism to avoid hiring minorities when they need them to meet demand.The figure plots the ratio of white to black employment rates against the overall unemployment rate. That ratio has never been ‘1’ but a) it’s clearly cyclical, moving up and down with the jobless rate, and b) it hits its low-points when unemployment is very low. Both in the early 1970s and in the latter 1990s, the jobless rate was at or even below the full-employment-unemployment rate (NAIRU), and the white/black employment ratio was at its lowest.
labor  discrimination  bernstein 
march 2014 by HispanicPundit
Stiglitz caricatures Becker
Becker showed that discrimination will be less pervasive in more competitive industries because companies that discriminate will lose market share to companies that do not. He also presented evidence that discrimination is more pervasive in more-regulated, and therefore less-competitive, industries. The idea that discrimination is costly to the discriminator is common sense among economists today, and that is due to Becker.
labor  capitalism  discrimination  regulations  becker  sidebar  roberts 
august 2013 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer: iSteve: Walmart discriminates against women because its male managers work really hard
In an op-ed in the NYT, UCSB historian Nelson Lichtenstein explains that the sex discrimination lawsuit against Walmart was intended to rectify the injustice that ambitious young men tend to work harder and make more sacrifices for the job than family-oriented middle-aged women:
discrimination  lawyers  sidebar  sailer  wal-mart 
june 2013 by HispanicPundit
Long-term unemployed face ferocious statistical discrimination.
Suppose you had to hire one of two candidates for a job, and you had to base the decision solely on a resume. No interview allowed. The resumes are identical, but one person lost her job in a mass layoff event last week, while the other lost her job in a mass layoff event a year ago. Who are you going to hire? If you're smart, you hire the woman who lost her job last week. You're being asked to make a decision based on very little information. By discriminating against the long-term unemployed candidate, you can in effect "outsource" your decision-making. Most likely this woman has interviewed for several jobs since being laid off. If she's still unemployed, there's probably something wrong with her. What? You don't know. You don't have any evidence. But faced with the need to decide under conditions of severe uncertainty it's a sound heuristic.
labor  jobs  discrimination  yglesias  sidebar  wages  statistics 
april 2013 by HispanicPundit
ZMP, Morale, and Statistical Discrimination, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
In the perceived, statistical, expected value sense, the lot of these workers is that of ZMPers. One policy implication is that it should become legally easier to offer a very negative recommendation for a former employee. That makes it easier to break the pooling equilibrium.
jobs  discrimination  cowen  caplan  sidebar  wages  statistics 
april 2013 by HispanicPundit
Joseph Schmidt and the Tragedy of Discrimination, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
As every opera fan knows, life is full of tragedy.  Sometimes people laugh at you for being short.  Sometimes people hate you for being a Jew.  Tragedy, however, is more than a matter of intentions.  Markets muffle the effects of bad intentions.  Governments amplify the effects of bad intentions to their logical conclusion.  Market discrimination gave Joseph Schmidt an ugly hurdle to overcome - but with some ingenuity, he overcome it.  Government discrimination, in contrast, deliberately walled off his every option.  He tried to escape, but there was no escape.  Governments driven by prejudice stripped Joseph Schmidt of his livelihood, then took his life.
sidebar  caplan  fundamentals  government  discrimination 
november 2012 by HispanicPundit
The Temptation of Discrimination, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
My question: What is supposed to make discrimination so tempting?  For adultery, we've got a crisp evolutionary story: Cheating on your spouse without getting caught has a massive genetic payoff.  I just don't see how discrimination is remotely comparable.  How many people really enjoy inflicting unmerited suffering?  I can easily believe that people enjoy discriminating when everyone else is doing it; people are sheep, after all.  But once discrimination is publicly unacceptable, our evolved desire for conformity ought to push in the opposite direction.

My favorite explanation: what popular culture impugns as "hate" is, by and large, merely misunderstood statistical discrimination.  Firms are tempted to discriminate because stereotypes save time and money.  If you don't buy this story, though, I'd like to hear your alternative.  If discrimination isn't lucrative, why are employers continuously tempted to break the law?
sidebar  caplan  statistics  discrimination 
september 2012 by HispanicPundit
Discrimination, Liberty, and the Sorites Paradox, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
The key difference between libertarians and normal people isn't acceptance of this sort of claim.  The key difference, rather, is whether you accept such claims for employers.  E.g.:

1. If every employer on earth refuses to hire you, it does not impair your liberty.
2. If every employer on earth is mean to you, it does not impair your liberty.
3. If every employer on earth refuses to offer you healthcare, it does not impair your liberty.
Etc.

My question: Why on earth should we regard employers so differently?
sidebar  caplan  wilkinson  libertarianism  fundamentals  discrimination 
september 2012 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: Why car salesmen are able to rip off black guys
Law professor Ian Ayres did a study once showing that car salesmen tend to drive tougher bargains with black shoppers than with white shoppers. Malcolm Gladwell explained in Blink that this was only because the car salesmen didn't realize they were being prejudiced, and would stop as soon as they read Blink and realize they are leaving money on the table. Judge Posner and I disagreed, arguing that, in our experience, car salesmen were more cynical than Gladwell assumes. The good folks at Cars.com just spent $3.5 million to buy 30 seconds of Super Bowl air time to settle this long running argument by showing us what car salesmen see when they look at black shoppers.
blacks  sidebar  sailer  posner  ayres  gladwell  statistics  discrimination  racism 
february 2012 by HispanicPundit
Bias Against Speculation?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
But what's wrong with freely sharing your speculation? On the Bayesian definition of rationality, beliefs are inevitably a combination of your initial speculation ("prior") and the evidence. You cannot not speculate. Guessing that theists and atheists are equally trustworthy is just as speculative as guessing that they're not. Given this inevitability, it seems better for people to expose their speculation to public criticism instead of pretending that their beliefs are based on "evidence alone." If you want to "overcome bias," you will reward candor, not feigned agnosticism.
discrimination  statistics  race  chicanoism  hanson  caplan  sidebar 
november 2011 by HispanicPundit
Does that make any sense?: Statistical discrimination
Yet I think that Caplan's analysis is fundamentally incomplete, because it's too quick to equate skills with formal educational credentials. Suppose you're a student for whom college is out of the question (too much of a financial burden) but completing high school is likely. Even conditional on obtaining a high school diploma, there is plenty of variation in the effort levels you can choose. To the extent that it depresses job prospects for your entire racial group, statistical discrimination may also decrease the returns to verbal and quantitative skills that aren't captured in a simple diploma, and hence your incentive to acquire them.
race  discrimination  caplan  zeitlin  rognlie  sidebar 
may 2011 by HispanicPundit
Workplace discrimination: Is Wal-Mart on the hook for America's sexism? | The Economist
It seems to me quite likely that millions of women have been discriminated against in terms of pay and promotion at Wal-Mart stores. But this is more likely to reflect pervasive cultural bias rather than anything specific to Wal-Mart's hiring and promotions policies, which seem completely standard. In a sexist culture, if managers are typical people and have any discretion at all, a pattern of discrimination will arise, even if managers sincerely attempt to exercise their discretion in strict compliance with their firm's state-mandated anti-discrimination policy. This would seem to be a straightforward implication of much of the literature on implicit bias.
wal-mart  genderissues  discrimination  SupremeCourt  economist  sidebar 
april 2011 by HispanicPundit
Inductivist: Hispanic underachievement
Here's more evidence that Hispanics are indeed assimilating... to black norms. More of them than ever--61 percent--believe that discrimination is a major problem for Latinos in preventing them from succeeding the U.S. It's just too tempting to put the blame on whitey.
hispanic  discrimination  race  pew  polls  inductivist  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit
Grist for Bryan, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
I think of this sort of employment screening as a form of cultural prejudice, somewhat akin to racism. The only way that racism can pay off economically for a firm is if the other firms that it deals with are also racists, so that it gets more revenue or lower costs in return for conforming to shared prejudices. The harder it is to measure quality objectively, the more chance there is for a racist equilibrium to assert itself. For example, if it hard to measure quality of research objectively in the humanities or the social sciences, then you can develop a community of prestigious degrees and journals that is based entirely on a set of shared prejudices. Similarly, you could get a racist equilibrium in occupations where shared prejudice causes value to be more correlated with irrelevant characteristics than with objectively measurable skills.
university  academia  labor  discrimination  racism  signaling  kling  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit
Women’s Wages and the Back of My Envelope at Steven Landsburg | The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics, and Physics
In other words: To believe that the gender gap in wages is driven by employer discrimination, you don’t just have to believe that everyone’s ignoring a profit opportunity — you have to believe that everyone’s ignoring an opportunity to kick their profits up by thirty percent. That number is large enough to strike me as wildly implausible. Might employers ignore a profit opportunity? Sure. Might they ignore a chance to kick up their profits by thirty percent overnight? Seems bloody unlikely.
genderissues  wages  discrimination  fundamentals  landsburg  sidebar 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
Christians, Diversity and the Academy - NYTimes.com
A push to investigate Christian discrimination on academic campuses.
christians  discrimination  academia  douthat  sidebar 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: Credit Scores, Criminal Background Checks and Hiding the Bad Apples
"Nevertheless, banning criminal background checks or credit scores is probably not the best way to combat these types of problem. Banning criminal background checks increases the incentive to rely on less accurate statistical discrimination which discriminates against the innocent and reduces the incentive to invest in skills. In short, hiding the bad apples among the good comes at the expense of the good."
prison  crime  discrimination  debates  labor  poverty  mcardle  yglesias  cowen  sidebar 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
Market Forces vs. Discrimination: What We Learn from Illegal Immigration, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"
In other words, it looks like most Americans already implicitly accept the Beckerian thoughtcrime that market forces alone heavily discourage - and ultimately eliminate - discrimination. Not for minorities, women, or gays of course; there Americans imagine that regulation and lawsuits explain virtually all progress since 1950. But for discrimination against the most despised minority of all, illegal immigrants, Americans firmly believe that greed trumps prejudice. And that's why discrimination against illegals isn't just legally allowed, but required."
immigration  discrimination  feminists  genderissues  regulations  caplan  sidebar 
november 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Ethics and Etiquette of Statistical Discrimination: A Critique of Readers' Comments, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"But everyone statistically discriminates on the basis of immutable characteristics - when you prefer a female baby-sitter, market Maxim to men, speak Spanish to someone who looks Hispanic, etc. In fact, it's often seen as rude not to statistically discriminate; for example, focusing on stereotypically male interests in a mixed-sex conversation."
discrimination  race  caplan  sidebar 
july 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Ethics and Etiquette of Statistical Discrimination, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"Of course, the inevitable existence of some statistical discrimination doesn't make the practice immune to criticism. You can grant that it's OK to some degree, but - even if the law is silent - still limited by ethics and/or etiquette. But precisely what limitations do you think are justified, and why? "
discrimination  caplan  sidebar 
july 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Visible Hand - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com
"We find evidence that black sellers suffer particularly poor outcomes in thin markets; it appears that discrimination may not “survive” in the presence of significant competition among buyers. Furthermore, black sellers do worst in the most racially isolated markets and markets with high property crime rates, suggesting a role for statistical discrimination in explaining the disparity."
race  discrimination  blacks  freakonomics  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
Milton Friedman on Racial Discrimination, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"The fact of the matter is that this country moved from segregation required by law to segregation forbidden by law without trying freedom of association for a millisecond. So I don't presume to know how much or how quickly segregation would have broken down without the law. There are strong incentives for employers, unhindered by law, to hire the best person for the job, regardless of race, and it would have been nice to see how well and quickly freedom of association would have worked. "
civil-rights  history  discrimination  friedman  libertarianism  RandPaul  henderson  sidebar 
june 2010 by HispanicPundit
Matthew Yglesias » A Better World Through Price Discrimination
"You’re never going to have air travel meet the textbook definition of a perfect competition (there’s not enough demand on most routes to support a large number of competing airlines) so business-process innovations that help airlines think up more precise ways of tailoring prices to specific elements of consumer demand help advance human welfare."
Update
price  discrimination  fundamentals  krugman  yglesias  sidebar 
april 2010 by HispanicPundit
The Ivory Tower: Do Non-Leftists Want In?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"But doesn't the basic economics of discrimination make non-lefting whining grossly implausible? Not at all. As I often remind Alex Tabarrok, the basic economics of discrimination assumes that firms maximize profits. Since academic departments are essentially non-profit worker coops, widespread discrimination is not just possible, but likely."
discrimination  academia  bias  liberalism  caplan  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
Boone Pickens Illustrates Becker's Theory of Discrimination, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"Assume he's right that people in those countries hate us. Notice that, as Bickens himself points out, they're selling oil to us. Becker argued that markets cause people to bear costs of discriminating. In this case, if people in those countries refused to sell oil to us because they hate us, they would give up profitable exchanges. Which is why they don't."
discrimination  Becker  oil  environmentalism  wars  henderson  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
Price Discrimination Explains Everything, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"What you would like to do is charge a high price to consumers who get a lot of value out of cable TV, while charging the less-eager consumers a low price that keeps them from declining the service altogether. Hence, bundling. You offer a "basic" service that attracts the low-demand consumers. You offer a premium bundle that gets you the high-demand consumers."
price  discrimination  misc  fundamentals  kling  sidebar 
january 2010 by HispanicPundit
Price Discrimination, Again, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"Price discrimination allows you to recover overhead cost while enabling the largest number of customers to enjoy the product."
discrimination  price  fundamentals  kling  sidebar 
november 2009 by HispanicPundit
From Intuitionism to Contrarianism: A Case Study, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"You could admit that both have bargaining power, but insist that employers have more. Empirically, however, standard tests of race and gender discrimination find little evidence that discrimination reduces wages. Either employers don't have much bargaining power, or they rarely bother to use it for discriminatory ends."
discrimination  labor  race  racism  chicanoism  caplan  sidebar 
november 2009 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (August 05, 2008) - Why don't Walmart and Louis Vuitton discount?
"So why are sales common in the midmarket, but unheard of at both discounters and many luxury brands? Apple doesn't discount; neither does Bose or Louis Vuitton. At the other end, you don't see a lot of clearance racks at Costco or Wal-Mart."
Wal-Mart  price  discrimination  economics  fundamentals  McArdle  business  sidebar 
august 2008 by HispanicPundit
Summer book club: Capitalism and Freedom | Free exchange | Economist.com
The economist continues to review Milton Friedmans classic, Capitalism And Freedom. This time reviewing chapter 7 on discrimination.
discrimination  Friedman  books  economist 
july 2008 by HispanicPundit
Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist?
Julian Sanchez struggles with the statistical discrimination...and finds it both logical and dangerous.
discrimination  race  sanchez  sidebar 
july 2008 by HispanicPundit
How Much Does It Cost You in Wages if You Sound Black? - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog
"blacks who “sound black” earn salaries that are 10 percent lower than blacks who do not “sound black,” even after controlling for measures of intelligence, experience in the work force, and other factors that influence how much people earn."
Blacks  discrimination  race  freakonomics  sidebar 
july 2008 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (April 14, 2008) - Counting Crow
"...staunch federalists (and I'm a fairly staunch one) need to take into account the ways in which all of the theoretically private transactions under Jim Crow were used to enforce a radically unjust regime."
federalism  History  discrimination  McArdle  sidebar 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
Uncommon Knowledge on National Review Online
Sowell on gender issues: discrimination laws, discrimination, and pay differences.
books  Sowell  interview  genderissues  discrimination  NRO  sidebar 
april 2008 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, It's Not Just Me: Further Background on Blacks' Return to Education, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"The NLSY regressions I posted seem unusually strong and clear-cut, but the basic result that blacks have a larger-than-average return to education is already known in the literature. "
Blacks  discrimination  harford  caplan  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Regressions By Popular Demand: Black Education Pays Extra, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"...it's striking that one of the best labor data sets in the world decisively rejects the view that statistical discrimination reduces blacks' incentive to try to better their lot. Instead, the data strongly support the diametrically opposed view that ac
education  Blacks  discrimination  harford  caplan  sidebar 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, The Truth Hurts: What Harford Didn't Say About Statistical Discrimination, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
Caplan reviews Tim Harfords new book, Logic Of Life, and takes him to task on his chapter on statistical discrimination.
books  stereotypes  discrimination  caplan  harford  sidebar  blacks 
february 2008 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Tabarrok Should Bask in His Victimhood, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"since they are non-profits, universities are likely to feature unusually high levels of discrimination. If you don't see it there, you have to wonder if it really exists."
university  discrimination  caplan  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
The Liberal Order: Gender Typing Women in the Workplace
"So the cause behind discrimination is not necessarily a market problem as much as it is a cultural problem. ...Regulating the labor market ain't gonna work. Changing the culture and people's perceptions of women will, but changing culture doesn't happen
discrimination  genderissues  capitalism  stereotypes  steckbeck  sidebar 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Why Are Women Doing So Well in the Labor Market?, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
From this standpoint, even I'm surprised that women are doing so well in the labor market. Young single women are actually out-earning young single men in a lot of major cities.
genderissues  discrimination  wages  labor  sidebar 
october 2007 by HispanicPundit
CARPE DIEM: The Narrowing and Often Disappearing Pay Gap
"There is no gender gap in wages among men and women with similar family roles. Comparing the wage gap between women and men ages 35-43 who have never married and never had a child, we find a small observed gap in favor of women, which becomes insignifica
genderissues  wages  labor  discrimination  sidebar 
october 2007 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: Bad Credit, Bad Driver
Some states ban the use of credit scores to price auto insurance in part because African-Americans and Hispanics tend to have lower (worse) credit scores and thus pay higher auto insurance rates. The brute facts, however, are that credit scores are good p
politicallyincorrect  race  discrimination  Hispanic  Blacks  sidebar 
august 2007 by HispanicPundit
The Borjas Blog: Sexual Orientation And Wages
" Using a Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition we find that differences in human capital accumulation (particularly education) are the main reason behind the observed wage advantages, while discrimination and occupational sorting play a minimal role at best. "
sex  discrimination  genderissues  wages  labor  economics  sidebar 
july 2007 by HispanicPundit
blackprof.com: So You Think You Can Dance . . . Together at Prom?
This reminds me of many Universities practices of having separate graduations based on race.
university  discrimination  History 
june 2007 by HispanicPundit
CARPE DIEM: AAUW Got It Wrong: There is No Pay Gap
Why you should be skeptical of sex discrimination claims.
sex  discrimination  economics  sidebar 
may 2007 by HispanicPundit
Lang, K.: Poverty and Discrimination.
" In Poverty and Discrimination, economist Kevin Lang cuts through the vast literature on poverty and discrimination to determine what we actually know and how we know it."
poverty  discrimination  books 
may 2007 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, What Incentives Does Statistical Discrimination Give?, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"Outside of a simple-minded homework problem, statistical discrimination is a reason to try harder, not a reason to give up."
discrimination  race  economics 
january 2007 by HispanicPundit
blackprof.com: Most Americans Are Racist But Not Me—CNN Poll Finds Most Americans See Lingering Racism in Others
A good discussion of race on Black Professors blog. The comments section gets very interesting - and heated.
racism  race  blacks  discrimination 
december 2006 by HispanicPundit
Asymmetrical Information: Good news for me, bad news for America
A good discussion in the comments thread on a study that proves discrimination based on skin color still exists.
discrimination  racism  economics 
october 2006 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: Race and Culture
Why West Indies blacks do much better than other blacks.
Blacks  race  Sowell  economics  discrimination  racism 
october 2006 by HispanicPundit
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