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‘Affirmative action’ refers to a set of practices undertaken by employers, university admissions offices, and government agencies to go beyond non-discrimination, and actively improve the economic status of minorities and women with regard to employment, education, and business ownership and growth.

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Holzer, H.J., Neumark, D. (2008). Affirmative Action. In: Durlauf, S.N., Blume, L.E. (eds) The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-58802-2_14

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