Quotas in Education and Employment: Affirmative Action or Negative
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.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Labor Economics
Conference on the Institutional Dynamics of Growth and Distribution
Quotas in Education and Employment: Affirmative Action or Negative. (2007). Conference on the Institutional Dynamics of Growth and Distribution. Research Collection School Of Economics.
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