Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33527
Authors: 
Antecol, Heather
Cobb-Clark, Deborah A.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1636
Abstract: 
Our results indicate that two-thirds of active-duty military personnel report experiencing offensive racial behaviors in the previous 12 months, while approximately one in ten report threatening racial incidents or career-related discrimination. Racial harassment significantly increases job dissatisfaction irrespective of the form of harassment considered. Furthermore, threatening racial incidents and career-related discrimination heighten intentions to leave the military, though there is no significant effect of racially offensive behavior on the intended job change of active-duty personnel. Finally, our results point to the importance of accounting for unobserved individual- and job-specific heterogeneity when assessing the consequences of racial harassment. In particular, single-equation models result in estimated effects of racial harassment on job satisfaction and intended job change that are generally understated.
Subjects: 
job satisfaction , racial harassment
quits
military employment
JEL: 
J16
J28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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