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Born Free and Equal?A Philosophical Inquiry into the Nature of Discrimination$
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Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199796113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796113.001.0001

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Statistical Discrimination

Statistical Discrimination

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(p.79) { 3 } Statistical Discrimination
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Born Free and Equal?
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Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796113.003.0004

Chapter 3 defines statistical discrimination and pries it apart from nonstatistical discrimination. It then distinguishes between direct and indirect statistical discrimination, arguing that the latter is a real possibility. Statistical discrimination often appears together with other morally objectionable features, which the chapter tries to isolate from “pure” statistical discrimination. This exercise is crucial to a later assessment of why statistical discrimination is wrong when it is.

Keywords:   Statistical discrimination, statistical inference, genetic discrimination, direct vs. indirect discrimination, the limitation challenge, Frederic Schauer

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