Title

Quotas in Education and Employment: Affirmative Action or Negative

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

12-2007

Abstract

We model a hitherto unexplored facet of educational and job quotas – their effect on a country’s competitiveness in international factor markets. We show how such quotas can lead to large overall losses for a country, losses in particular for unprotected groups with no benefit whatsoever for protected ones, by affecting the country’s ability to participate in the global workplace. It could reduce national income, and precipitate the migration of skilled industry elsewhere. It may even injure the target groups.

Discipline

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Labor Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Conference on the Institutional Dynamics of Growth and Distribution

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.idep-fr.org/IMG/pdf/Guha.pdf

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