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Title:Revealing taste-based discrimination in hiring: A correspondence testing experiment with geographic variation PDF Logo
Authors:Carlsson, Magnus
Rooth, Dan-Olof
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6153
Abstract:The standard correspondence testing experiment does not identify whether employer prejudice 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.
Subjects:field experiments on hiring
employer discrimination
negative attitudes
regional variation
JEL:J64
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2012010913732
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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