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Darity, William A., Jr. (2005). Stratification Economics: The Role of Intergroup Inequality. Journal of Economics and Finance, 29(2), 144-153.


The article discusses the role of intergroup inequality in stratification economics. Stratification economics examines the structural and intentional processes generating hierarchy and, correspondingly, income and wealth inequality between ascriptively distinguished groups. The stratification economist holds these expectations about the world. Intergenerational transmission effects load heavily on the transfer of material resources across generations and there are material benefits that redound to dominant groups that motivate their efforts to maintain privilege.


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Journal of Economics and Finance


Darity, William A., Jr.