ERIC Number: ED438348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
A National Report Card on Discrimination in America: The Role of Testing. Proceedings of the Urban Institute Conference (Washington, DC, March 1998).
Fix, Michael, Ed.; Turner, Margery Austin, Ed.
This collection is based on the fact that employment, housing, and consumer rights and opportunities are often inextricably linked and mutually dependent. The papers explore aspects of creating a national report card on discrimination, assessing the role that testing and other social science methodologies might play in its formulation. The papers are: (1) "Measuring Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in America" (Michael Fix and Margery Austin Turner); (2) "Testing for Discrimination in Housing and Related Markets" (John Yinger); (3) "Adding Testing to the Nation's Portfolio of Information on Employment Discrimination" (Marc Bendick, Jr.); (4) "Racial Discrimination in 'Everyday' Commercial Transactions: What Do We Know, What Do We Need To Know, and How Can We Find Out?" (Peter Siegelman); (5) "Minority Business Development: Identification and Measurement of Discriminatory Barriers" (Timothy Bates); and (6) "The Future of Civil Rights Testing: Current Trends and New Directions" (Roderic V.O. Boggs). Each paper contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Evaluation Methods, Occupational Tests, Racial Relations, Research Methodology, Social Discrimination, Test Use, Testing Problems
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.