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Unformatted text preview: Course updates § Study guide available on Blackboard § Schedule § Today: Consumer Market Discrimination § Monday: Review Session § Dec. 19 @ 6:30: Final Exam § Other § Course evaluation update: 44% (Goal=70%) Combatting Education Discrimination: Affirmative Action 3. Favor minorities through characteristics § Race-blind but not race-neutral § Offer preference to characteristics that are more common among minority applicants § 1st generation college student, attended public school, etc. § Example: Texas 10% policy Combatting Education Discrimination: Affirmative Action § Testing for affirmative action: § Do higher average test scores for whites than African Americans among admitted students mean affirmative action occurred? § Not necessarily Lang: Test-score example (simplified) § Five black students: § SAT Scores: 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600 § Five white students § SAT Scores: 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800 § School sets SAT score cutoff at 1600 § One black student admitted: avg. score = 1600 § Three white students admitted: avg. score = 1700 § Cutoff clearly is not favoring blacks, but avg. test score of admitted black students is lower Housing Why is housing choice so important? § Why is housing choice so important? § Wealth accumulation § Choice of School § Quality of life (amenities) § Health and environmental factors § Access to jobs & commuting costs (spatial mismatch) § Cutler and Glaeser (2001) finding § Segregation fl leads to › schooling, employment, and earnings Measuring Segregation: Dissimilarity Index § Equal to the minimum percentage of one group that would have to move in order to achieve completely even integration (i.e., the same racial composition in every census tract)....
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