Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/181507
Authors: 
Tjaden, Jasper
Schwemmer, Carsten
Khadjavi, Menusch
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2018: Digitale Wirtschaft - Session: Migration IV D14-V3
Abstract: 
We study ethnic discrimination in the sharing economy using the example of Europe’s largest carpooling marketplace. Based on a unique dataset with more than 17,000 rides, we estimate the effects of drivers’ perceived name origins on the demand for rides. The results show sizable ethnic penalties. Further analyses suggest that additional information about actors in this market decreases the magnitude of ethnic discrimination. Our findings broaden the perspective of ethnic discrimination by shedding light on subtle, everyday forms of discrimination in social markets and informing ongoing discussions about ways to address discrimination in an era in which markets increasingly move online.
Subjects: 
Ethnic discrimination
sharing economy
statistical discrimination
online markets
computational social science
Document Type: 
Conference Paper
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