Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96702
Authors: 
Combes, Pierre-Philippe
Decreuse, Bruno
Laouénan, Morgane
Trannoy, Alain
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8150
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
discrimination
matching frictions
jobs in contact
ethnic unemployment
local labor markets
JEL: 
J15
J61
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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