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Francis BLOCH and Vijayendra RAO
''Statistical Discrimination and Social Assimilation''
( 2001, Vol. 10 No.2 )
Social assimilation has been observed in many societies where members of the minority group suffer from discrimination. In this note, we provide a simple economic model of assimilation and show that the adoption of the social behavior of the dominant group can be used as a signal by high productivity members of the minority group.
Keywords: social assimilation
JEL: J7 - Labor Discrimination: General
Manuscript Received : Oct 10 2001 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 10 2001

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