Racial Discrimination

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In many communities, the practice of racial profiling and ethnic discrimination is still commonplace. RAND studies have shown the effects of ethnic and racial discrimination on health care utilization, children's mental health, job markets, and sports, as well as in police departments, where racial profiling prevention training is now common.

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    'Replacement Theory' Is a Danger to Us All

    “Replacement theory” is woven into the very fabric of American society—and made all the more visible by the precipitous rise in hate crimes today. What can be done to reject this zero-sum thinking?

    Jul 8, 2022

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    What Would It Take to Close America's Black-White Wealth Gap?

    White Americans hold ten times more total wealth than Black Americans, a disparity that has worsened in recent decades. RAND researchers modeled wealth across millions of households and tested several funding scenarios to see which could most effectively close the gap.

    May 9, 2023

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    Racial Discrimination in Organized Baseball

    Estimates of the parameters of a model of salary determination — in which the independent variables include measures of performance and experience, alternative earnings potential, and race — explain from one-half to three-fourths of the variation in...

    Jan 1, 1970

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    Racial Discrimination in the Job Market : The Role of Information and Search.

    A theory of the value of discrimination in the job market as a function of the business cycle, based on elementary models of economic behavior in which, among other things, employer uncertainty about employee capacity to produce is incorporated. A fa...

    Jan 1, 1970

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    Patterns of Negro-White Residential Segregation.

    A critical review of some quantitative empirical studies of racial residential segregation, principally Negroes in Cities: Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Change, by Taeuber and Taeuber, which uses an "index of dissimilarity" as the princip...

    Jan 1, 1970

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    Models of Segregation

    Two theoretical models are developed to examine the individual incentives and perceptions of difference between people that can lead, collectively, to the segregation of various sub-populations.

    Jan 1, 1969

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    The Analysis of Residential Segregation.

    A review of residential segregation. Dealing mainly with black Americans' housing, this paper considers (1) why segregation is an important topic; (2) the current magnitude of segregation in American cities and recent trends; (3) theoretical, empiri...

    Jan 1, 1969

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    The Economics of Housing Segregation.

    An examination of the available statistics to determine the degree to which socioeconomic factors, rather than racial prejudice, determine observed nonwhite residential segregation in the Chicago and Detroit metropolitan areas. Multiple regression te...

    Jan 1, 1967

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    The economics of housing segregation

    An attempt to separate the causes of observed segregation of nonwhites in U.S. cities into socioeconomic differences and prejudice. The major hypothesis tested is that residential segregation is socioeconomic in character, i.e., is attributable to wh...

    Jan 1, 1965

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    The effects of the ghetto on the distribution and level of nonwhite employment in urban areas

    An analysis of the effect of discrimination in the housing market on the distribution and level of nonwhite employment in urban areas. The hypotheses evaluated are that racial segregation in the housing market: (1) affects the distribution of nonwhit...

    Jan 1, 1965

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