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dc.contributor.authorLundberg, Shellyen_US
dc.contributor.authorStartz, Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:15:57Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:15:57Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20686-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents several economic models that explore the relationships betweenimperfect information, racial income disparities, and segregation. The use of race as a signalarises here, as in models of statistical discrimination, from imperfect information about thereturn to transactions with particular agents. In a search framework, signaling supports notsimply a discriminatory equilibrium, but a pattern of racially segregated transactions, which inturn perpetuates the informational asymmetries. Minority groups necessarily sufferdisproportionately from segregation, since the degree to which transactions opportunities arecurtailed depends upon group size, as well as the informational ?distance? between racialgroups. However, in some variants of the model, minority agents will self-segregate sincethey face an adverse selection of majority agents who are willing to trade with them. We alsoshow that, if agents are able to learn from transactions, racial signaling can emerge with onlyminimal assumptions about the ex ante importance of race.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1389en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.jelD83en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordraceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsegregationen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordimperfect informationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsearchen_US
dc.subject.stwLohndifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSegregationen_US
dc.subject.stwSuchtheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwUnvollkommene Informationen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwSignallingen_US
dc.subject.stwAsymmetrische Informationen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleInformation and Racial Exclusionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn47632341Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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