Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78650
Authors: 
Agerström, Jens
Carlsson, Rickard
Rooth, Dan-Olof
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2007:20
Abstract: 
Using the Implicit Association Test, we investigate whether employers and students possess implicit and explicit negative attitudes and implicit performance stereotypes toward Arab-Muslim men relative to native Swedish men. We also examine if employers and students have implicit and explicit performance stereotypes toward obese individuals relative to people of normal weight. The results demonstrate that employers and students both implicitly and explicitly associate Arab-Muslim men with less work performance. Also, they have more implicit negative attitudes toward this ethnic group. Obese individuals are both implicitly and explicitly associated with less work performance compared with normal-weight individuals.
Subjects: 
Implicit
attitudes
stereotypes
discrimination
ethnicity
obesity
JEL: 
J53
J64
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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