Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104705
Authors: 
Rich, Judy
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8584
Abstract: 
Sixty-seven field experiments of discrimination in markets conducted since 2000 across seventeen countries were surveyed. Significant and persistent discrimination was found on all bases in all markets. High levels of discrimination were recorded against ethnic groups, older workers, men applying to female-dominated jobs and homosexuals in labour markets. Minority applicants for housing needed to make many more enquiries to view properties. Geographical steering of African-Americans in US housing remained significant. Higher prices were quoted to minority applicants buying products. More information made no significant improvement to minority applicant outcomes. Clear evidence of statistical discrimination was found only in product markets.
Subjects: 
field experiments
discrimination
survey
meta analysis
JEL: 
J7
C93
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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