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Title: Reverse Discrimination and Efficiency in Education
Authors: De Fraja, Gianni
First Published: 2005
Citation: International Economic Review, 2005, 46, (3), pp.1009-1031
Abstract: This article shows that reverse discrimination policies can find a justification purely on efficiency grounds. We study the optimal provision of education when households belong to different groups, differing in the distribution of the potential to benefit from education among individuals, which is private information. The main result is that high-potential individuals from groups with relatively few high-potential individuals should receive more education than otherwise identical individuals from groups with a more favorable distribution of these benefits.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1468-2354.2005.00355.x
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Economics

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