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Statistical Discrimination—occurs when agents use an observable characteristic of an individual to make inferences about another attribute that is relevant to the transaction but more difficult to observe. The agents'  beliefs about group averages affect their treatment of an individual member of the group.
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Statistical Discrimination occurs when agents use an observable characteristic of an individual to make inferences about another attribute that is relevant to the transaction but more difficult to observe. The agents'  beliefs about group averages affect their treatment of an individual member of the group.
  
  
 
Compare to [[animus-based discrimination]], [[Personal prejudices and values|implicit associations]], and [[Discrimination|institutional discrimination]].
 
Compare to [[animus-based discrimination]], [[Personal prejudices and values|implicit associations]], and [[Discrimination|institutional discrimination]].

Revision as of 21:32, 17 June 2012

Statistical Discrimination occurs when agents use an observable characteristic of an individual to make inferences about another attribute that is relevant to the transaction but more difficult to observe. The agents' beliefs about group averages affect their treatment of an individual member of the group.


Compare to animus-based discrimination, implicit associations, and institutional discrimination.