The price of discrimination: An economic analysis of the human rights and equal opportunity commission rulings 1985-2000.

Brooks, R, Davidson, S and Jackson, M 2004, 'The price of discrimination: An economic analysis of the human rights and equal opportunity commission rulings 1985-2000.', Economic Papers, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 244-256.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The price of discrimination: An economic analysis of the human rights and equal opportunity commission rulings 1985-2000.
Author(s) Brooks, R
Davidson, S
Jackson, M
Year 2004
Journal name Economic Papers
Volume number 23
Issue number 3
Start page 244
End page 256
Total pages 13
Publisher Economic Society of Australia
Abstract This paper investigates the price of discrimination and the identity of discriminators in Australia, using data from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. To the extent that Becker's (1971) theory is correct, we anticipate greater levels of discrimination in less competitive sectors of the economy. The data do not support that notion. We also investigate whether the price of discrimination varies by identity of discriminator. Overall the price of discrimination is about A$15,000.
Subject Public Economics- Public Choice
ISSN 0812-0439
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