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Title:Ethnic discrimination in high school grading: Evidence from a field experiment PDF Logo
Authors:Tyrefors Hinnerich, Björn
Höglin, Erik
Johannesson, Magnus
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 733
Abstract:We rigorously test for ethnic discrimination in high school grading in Sweden. A random sample of the national tests in the Swedish language is graded both non-blind by the student's own teacher and blind without any identifying information. The increase in the test score due to non-blind grading is significantly higher for students with Swedish background compared to students with foreign background. This discrimination effect is sizeable, and explains the entire difference in test scores between students with Swedish and foreign background.
Subjects:Discrimination
Field experiments
Education
JEL:C93
I20
J15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance, EFI - The Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics

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