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Views from the Green

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Affirmative action programs in the construction industry

David "Danny" Blanchflower
David "Danny" Blanchflower (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

Recorded February 10, 2006

In a recent study, David "Danny" Blanchflower, the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Economics at Dartmouth, examined the effectiveness of affirmative action programs that are designed to improve the position of women and minorities in public construction. The study found that little has changed over the past 25 years. In this podcast, he talks about his study and the state of affirmative action in construction today.

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