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Economics of Discrimination

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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…    
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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: 0.616
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