Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58946
Authors: 
Carlsson, Magnus
Rooth, Dan-Olof
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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