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Unequal Treatment A Study in the Neo-Classical Theory of Discrimination by Mats Lundahl, Eskil Wadensjo

Unequal Treatment A Study in the Neo-Classical Theory of Discrimination


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Unequal Treatment A Study in the Neo-Classical Theory of Discrimination by Mats Lundahl, Eskil Wadensjo

This book, written by two leading Swedish economists and first published in 1984, constitutes a threefold contribution to the expanding field of economic discrimination. In the first place, it summarizes different approaches to the economics of discrimination, from the beginning of the British debate on equal pay in the 1890s onwards. Secondly, the book contains analytical chapters that, taking the theory originated by Gary Becker as their point of departure, critique and develop the Beckerian theory in a number of ways; in particular, the phenomenon known as crowding is investigated in different models. Finally, the theories thus developed are applied to a concrete case of discrimination: that of apartheid in South Africa. This is a fascinating title that will be of value to any economics students researching the development of discrimination theory during the twentieth-century in particular.

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Publication date

12th March 2016


Mats Lundahl, Eskil Wadensjo

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


316 pages


Development economics & emerging economies
Social discrimination & inequality
International economics
Human geography
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