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dc.contributor.authorBattu, Harminderen_US
dc.contributor.authorMwale, McDonalden_US
dc.contributor.authorZenou, Yvesen_US
dc.description.abstractWe develop a model in which non-white individuals are defined with respect to their social environment (family, friends, neighbors) and their attachments to their culture of origin (religion, language), and in which jobs are mainly found through social networks. We find that, depending on how strong peer pressures are, nonwhites choose to adopt oppositional identities since some individuals may identify with the dominant culture and others may reject that culture, even if it implies adverse labor market outcomes.en_US
dc.publisherInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1852en_US
dc.subject.keywordethnic minorities , identityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial networksen_US
dc.subject.keywordwhite's normen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultiple equilibriaen_US
dc.subject.stwFarbige Bevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Netzwerken_US
dc.titleOppositional identities and the labor marketen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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