Identifying preference-based employer discrimination: a field experiment
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
The standard correspondence testing experiment does not identify whether employer prejudice, as opposed to statistical discrimination, drives discriminatory behavior when hiring. This article proposes a new methodology using geographic variation to explore the link between employer attitudes toward ethnic minorities and the ethnic difference in callbacks for a job interview. Using already existing Swedish data we find that a randomly selected employer is more likely to discriminate against a minority job applicant in regions where the average employer has more negative attitudes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linnéuniversitetet , 2012. , 6 p.
Working paper series / Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies, 2012:4
Research subject Economy, Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31022DiVA: diva2:676813