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distinct
used in Freakonomics

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Definition
clear, easily noticed, and/or identifiable as different or separate
  • A good teacher's impact was nearly as distinctive as a cheater's.
    p. 33.2
  • Fryer came to wonder: is distinctive black culture a cause of the economic disparity between blacks and whites or merely a reflection of it?
    p. 185.3
  • Given the location and timing of this change—dense urban areas where Afro-American activism was gathering strength—the most likely cause of the explosion in distinctively black names was the Black Power movement, which sought to accentuate African culture and fight claims of black inferiority.
    p. 186.2
  • What kind of parent is most likely to give a child such a distinctively black name?
    p. 186.9
  • The data otter a clear answer: an unmarried, low-income, undereducated teenage mother from a black neighborhood who has a distinctively black name herself.
    p. 186.9
  • Along those same lines, perhaps a black person with a white name pays an economic penalty in the black community; and what of the potential advantage to be gained in the black community by having a distinctively black name?
    p. 190.0
  • But because the audit studies can't measure the actual life outcomes of the fictitious DeShawn Williams versus Jake Williams, they can't assess the broader impact of a distinctively black name.
    p. 190.1
  • Among the hundreds of thousands of such women in the California data, many bore distinctively black names and many others did not.
    p. 191.4
  • The data show that, on average, a person with a distinctively black name—whether it is a woman named Imani or a man named DeShawn—does have a worse life outcome than a woman named Molly or a man named Jake.
    p. 191.6
  • Just as the ECLS data answered questions about parenting that went well beyond the black-white test gap, the California names data tell a lot of stories in addition to the one about distinctively black names.
    p. 192.4

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