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The coevolution of segregation, polarized beliefs and discrimination: the case of private versus state education

Levy, Gilat and Razin, Ronny (2017) The coevolution of segregation, polarized beliefs and discrimination: the case of private versus state education. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 9 (4). pp. 141-170. ISSN 1945-7669

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Identification Number: 10.1257/mic.20160201

Abstract

In this paper we analyze the coevolution of segregation into private and state schools, beliefs about the educational merits of di¤erent schools, and labour market discrimination. In a dynamic model, we characterize a necessary and sufficient condition on initial levels of segregation and beliefs under which full polarisation of beliefs and long run labour market discrimination are sustainable. The model suggests a new perspective on the long term e¤ects of different policy interventions, such as integration, school vouchers and policies that are directly targeted towards influencing beliefs.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/mic
Additional Information: © 2017 American Economic Association
Divisions: Economics
STICERD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D0 - General
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 14:26
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 03:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68532

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