Affirmative Action in the United States and India: A Comparative Perspective

5a98b7832545e.jpg Author Thomas E. Weisskopf
Isbn 0415771072
File size 1.36MB
Year 2004
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF
Category Politics and Sociology

Book Description:

Arguably, two of the most important national experiences with policies of positive discrimination in favor of historically disadvantaged ethnic or caste minority groups are the cases of 'Affirmative Action' in the United States and 'Reservation Policies' in India. This essential new book examines the consequences of affirmative action in both countries using a clear cost-benefit analysis. All those with an interest in affirmative action will appreciate the book's lucidity, use of evidence and policy implications.

 

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