Is Ethnic Discrimination due to Distaste or Statistics?

Employing a vignette experiment, we test the empirical importance of key attitudes underlying the models of taste-based and statistical discrimination in explaining ethnic hiring discrimination. We find that employer concern that co-workers and customers prefer collaborating with natives drives discrimination.

Uitvoerder Stijn Baert en Ann-Sophie De Pauw - Universiteit Gent
Periode 2013-2015
Trefwoorden Taste discrimination; Statistical discrimination; Hiring discrimination; Economics of ethnic minorities
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2014.09.020