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dc.contributor.authorAmegashie, J. Atsuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:30:37Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:30:37Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26337-
dc.description.abstractHistory is replete with overt discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, academic performance, health status, volume of market transactions, religion, sexual orientation, etc. However, these forms of discrimination are not equally tolerable. For example, discrimination based on immutable or prohibitively unalterable characteristics such as race, gender, or ethnicity is much less acceptable. Why? I develop a simple rent-seeking model of conflict which is driven by either racial (gender or ethnic) discrimination or generational discrimination (i.e., young versus old). When the conflicts are mutually exclusive, I find that racial discrimination is socially intolerable for a much wider range of parameter values relative to generational discrimination. When they are not mutually exclusive, I find that racial discrimination can be socially intolerable while generational discrimination is socially tolerable. The converse is not true. My results are not driven by a stronger intrinsic aversion to discrimination on the basis of immutable characteristics. I am able to explain why some forms of discrimination (e.g., racism) are much less tolerable than other forms of discrimination (e.g., age discrimination) without making any value judgements about either form of discrimination.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2292en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelD74en_US
dc.subject.jelK41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordconflicten_US
dc.subject.keywordcontesten_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordraceen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenerationen_US
dc.subject.keywordrent-seekingen_US
dc.subject.stwDiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwReligionen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwRent Seekingen_US
dc.subject.stwMessungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleSocially-tolerable discriminationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn568422112en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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