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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 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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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course ECON 375 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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