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Do reported attitudes towards immigrants predict ethnic discrimination?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5620-4745
Uppsala universitet.
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Abstract [en]

Reported attitudes towards immigrants are sometimes used as a proxy for ethnic discrimination. However, there is little empirical evidence of a link between attitudes and discrimination. In this paper, we use survey data on people’s attitudes towards immigrants combined with data on ethnic discrimination from a field experiment in the Swedish housing market to re-examine this issue. We find clear evidence of a link between reported attitudes towards immigrants and the extent of ethnic discrimination at the municipality level. Thus, in contrast to most prior studies, our results suggest that reported attitudes may be a useful proxy for ethnic discrimination.

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Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet , 2012. , 13 p.
Working paper series / Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies, 2012:5
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Economy, Economics
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31075OAI: diva2:677186
Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2015-01-16Bibliographically approved

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