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Economics of Discrimination

ISBN-10: 0226041166

ISBN-13: 9780226041162

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Gary S. Becker

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This second edition of Gary S. Becker's The Economics of Discrimination has been expanded to include three further discussions of the problem and an entirely new introduction which considers the contributions made by others in recent years and some of the more important problems remaining. Mr. Becker's work confronts the economic effects of discrimination in the market place because of race, religion, sex, color, social class, personality, or other non-pecuniary considerations. He demonstrates that discrimination in the market place by any group reduces their own real incomes as well as those of the minority. The original edition of The Economics of Discrimination was warmly received by economists, sociologists, and psychologists alike for focusing the discerning eye of economic analysis upon a vital social problem--discrimination in the market place. "This is an unusual book; not only is it filled with ingenious theorizing but the implications of the theory are boldly confronted with facts. . . . The intimate relation of the theory and observation has resulted in a book of great vitality on a subject whose interest and importance are obvious."--M.W. Reder, American Economic Review "The author's solution to the problem of measuring the motive behind actual discrimination is something of a tour de force. . . . Sociologists in the field of race relations will wish to read this book."--Karl Schuessler, American Sociological Review
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/1971
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 178
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Gary S. Becker (1930-2014) was University Professor at the University of Chicago with a joint appointment in both the economics and sociology departments. He was the author of many books, including Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis and The Economics of Discrimination. He collaborated with Richard Posner on the Becker-Posner Blog, which formed the basis for their book Uncommon Sense: Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism. Becker was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.

List of Tables
Introduction to Second Edition
Introduction to First Edition
The Forces Determining Discrimination in the Market Place
Effective Discrimination
Employer Discrimination
Employee Discrimination
Consumer and Government Discrimination
Market Discrimination
Discrimination against Non-Whites I
Discrimination against Non-Whites II
Changes in Discrimination over Time
Summary
Index