Sorting, Quotas, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991: Who Hires When it's Hard to Fire?

@article{Oyer2001SortingQA,
  title={Sorting, Quotas, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991: Who Hires When it's Hard to Fire?},
  author={P. Oyer and S. Schaefer},
  journal={Discrimination},
  year={2001}
}
  • P. Oyer, S. Schaefer
  • Published 2001
  • Computer Science
  • Discrimination
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1991 (CRA91) was enacted after a rancorous debate about whether it was a "quota" hiring bill or a necessary means of opening labor markets. In this paper, we analyze the effects of CRA91 on the composition of firms' workforces. We consider employer behavior when firms vary exogenously in their susceptibility to discrimination suits and when firms can reduce their exposure to discrimination claims by employing more protected workers. These forces lead to a sorting effect… CONTINUE READING
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