Combes, Pierre-Philippe Decreuse, Bruno Laouénan, Morgane Trannoy, Alain
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IZA Discussion Paper 8150
The paper investigates the link between the over-exposure of African immigrants to unemployment in France and their under-representation in jobs in contact with customers. We build a two-sector matching model with ethnic sector-specific preferences, economy-wide employer discrimination, and customer discrimination in jobs in contact with customers. The outcomes of the model allow us to build a test of ethnic discrimination in general and customer discrimination in particular. We run the test on French individual data in a cross-section of local labor markets (Employment Areas). Our results show that there is both ethnic and customer discrimination in the French labor market.
discrimination matching frictions jobs in contact ethnic unemployment local labor markets