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Holzer, Harry J.; Neumark, David – Institute for Research on Poverty, 2006
In this paper we review the research evidence on the effects of affirmative action in employment, university admissions, and government procurement. We consider effects on both "equity" (or distribution) as well as "efficiency." Overall, we find that affirmative action does redistribute jobs, university admissions, and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Employment, College Admission, Contracts
Leiter, Samuel; Leiter, William M. – 2002
This book focuses on the legal and ideological controversy over the application of affirmative action policy to combat discrimination based on race, national origin/ethnicity, and gender. After the introduction, seven chapters discuss (2) "The Roots of Affirmative Action, the Women's Movement, and the Groups Covered by Affirmative…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, Black Colleges, Civil Rights
Garcia, Mildred, Ed. – 1997
This book of 10 papers presents a collaborative effort of professionals in several disciplines to analyze the impact of affirmative action in higher education. Emphasis is on how affirmative action can be constructed for the 21st century to protect individuals who have been discriminated against and excluded from higher education. The papers are:…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, College Admission, College Faculty