Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/185906
Authors: 
Baranzini, Andrea
Schaerer, Caroline
Ramirez, José V.
Thalmann, Philippe
Year of Publication: 
2008
Citation: 
[Journal:] Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics [ISSN:] 2235-6282 [Volume:] 144 [Year:] 2008 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 703-730
Abstract: 
The Geneva and Zurich housing markets are characterised by high proportions of foreigners and a large share of rental housing. This provides ideal conditions for testing whether foreigners pay more for the same quality of housing than Swiss households and whether flats in neighbourhoods with higher proportions of foreigners rent at a discount. Hedonic price equations using a rich dataset on dwellings and their occupants yield evidence of such discrimination and prejudice. They also suggest more complex relationships between tenant nationality, housing and neighbourhood quality, and rents.
Subjects: 
housing market
rental market
hedonic model
discrimination
prejudice
JEL: 
R31
R52
D63
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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