Stratification Economics: Core Constructs and Policy Implications
Journal of Economic Literature
no. 2, June 2022
This article introduces the core constructs of stratification economics to provide a coherent explanation for the persistence of intergroup inequalities. Aligned with the critical race theory concept of "the property rights in Whiteness," stratification economics explicitly incorporates the concepts of identity-group investment and group-based agency in the construction of identity-group hierarchies. We survey the intellectual lineage, foundations, tenets and theoretical underpinnings of stratification economics, and conclude with a treatise on inclusive economic rights as an appropriate policy frame to empower people and counteract structural inequalities generated from inter-group conflict and competition for preferred outcomes.
Chelwa, Grieve, Darrick Hamilton, and James Stewart.
"Stratification Economics: Core Constructs and Policy Implications."
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