Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82620
Authors: 
Carlsson, Magnus
Eriksson, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2012:6
Abstract: 
Reported attitudes towards immigrants are sometimes used as a proxy for ethnic discrimination. However, there is little empirical evidence of a link between attitudes and discrimination. In this paper, we use survey data on people's attitudes towards immigrants combined with data on ethnic discrimination from a field experiment in the Swedish housing market to re-examine this issue. We find clear evidence of a link between reported attitudes towards immigrants and the extent of ethnic discrimination at the municipality level. Thus, in contrast to most prior studies, our results suggest that reported attitudes may be a useful proxy for ethnic discrimination.
Subjects: 
Attitudes
Ethnic discrimination
Field experiments
Housing market
JEL: 
C93
J15
R39
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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