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dc.contributor.authorSohn, Kitae
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T02:46:26Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T02:46:26Z
dc.date.created2017-04-03T10:56:20Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2017-04-03
dc.identifier.citationSohn, K. 2011. Acting White: A critical review. Urban Review. 43 (2): pp. 217-234.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/51779
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11256-010-0158-6
dc.description.abstract

The hypothesis of acting White has been heatedly debated and influential over the last 20 years or so in explaining the Black-White test score gap. Recently, economists have joined the debate and started providing new theoretical and empirical analyses of the phenomenon. This paper critically reviews the arguments that have been advanced to support and refute the hypothesis. This review particularly covers the analyses in economics because the economic analyses are relatively new and usually neglected in other disciplines. Also, nationally representative data are emphasized, whenever possible, to improve the generalizability of the arguments. This review concludes that although the analyses in both noneconomics and economics are thought-provoking and compelling in some respect, a substantial body of empirical evidence is inconsistent with the assumptions of and results from the analyses. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010.

dc.titleActing White: A critical review
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2017-04-03
dcterms.source.volume43
dcterms.source.number2
dcterms.source.startPage217
dcterms.source.endPage234
dcterms.source.issn0042-0972
dcterms.source.titleUrban Review
curtin.digitool.pid250992
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.refereedTRUE
curtin.departmentDepartment of Economics & Property
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-VC-ORD-SA-45190
curtin.identifier.elementsidELEMENTS-192860
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available


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