"False-positives" and the probability of discrimination: why "two or three standard deviations" may not evidence a pattern or practice

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Author: Allan G. King
Date: Autumn 2013
From: Employee Relations Law Journal(Vol. 39, Issue 2)
Publisher: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 10,248 words
Lexile Measure: 1670L

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In this article, the author questions whether statistical models that produce disparities greater than two or three standard deviations are capable of identifying employers who more likely than not are systemic discriminators, absent evidence that those models yield an acceptable rate of false-positives.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A340944630