Does Temporary Affirmative Action Produce Persistent Effects ? a Study of Black and Female Employment in Law Enforcement

@inproceedings{Miller2008DoesTA,
  title={Does Temporary Affirmative Action Produce Persistent Effects ? a Study of Black and Female Employment in Law Enforcement},
  author={Amalia R. Miller and Carmit Segal},
  year={2008}
}
This paper exploits the rich variation in timing and outcomes of 140 employment discrimination lawsuits brought against US law enforcement agencies to estimate the cumulative employment effects of temporary, externally-imposed affirmative action (AA). Using confidential administrative data on 479 of the largest state and local agencies spanning a period of 33 years, we show that AA plans increase black employment for all ranks of police, averaging between 4.5 and 6.2 percentage points over and… CONTINUE READING