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Are Young French Jobseekers of Ethnic Immigrant Origin Discriminated Against? A Controlled Experiment in the Paris Area

21 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2008  

Emmanuel Duguet

ERUDITE

Noam Leandri

Université d'Évry - Centre D'Etudes des Politiques Economiques et de L'Emploi (EPEE)

Yannick L'Horty

Université d'Évry - Centre D'Etudes des Politiques Economiques et de L'Emploi (EPEE)

Pascale Petit

EUREQua

Date Written: May 2008

Abstract

This study uses the findings of a correspondence testing in order to assess the potential discrimination at job access level against young people of ethnic origin from the underprivileged suburbs of the Paris area (Ile-de-France). We measure simultaneously the effects of place of residence (privileged or underprivileged city), of nationality (French or Moroccan), and of sound of surname and of forename on the chances of obtaining a job interview when answering a job ad. We base our assessment on a controlled experiment conducted on the profession of accountant. We constructed 16 jobseeker profiles and sent 1097 resumes in reply to 139 job vacancies advertised at the end of 2006. We find evidence of a significant discrimination.

Keywords: Discrimination, Ethnic

JEL Classification: C81, C93, J15, J71

Suggested Citation

Duguet, Emmanuel and Leandri, Noam and L'Horty, Yannick and Petit, Pascale, Are Young French Jobseekers of Ethnic Immigrant Origin Discriminated Against? A Controlled Experiment in the Paris Area (May 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1138244 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1138244

Emmanuel Duguet (Contact Author)

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Noam Leandri

Université d'Évry - Centre D'Etudes des Politiques Economiques et de L'Emploi (EPEE) ( email )

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Yannick L'Horty

Université d'Évry - Centre D'Etudes des Politiques Economiques et de L'Emploi (EPEE) ( email )

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Pascale Petit

EUREQua ( email )

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Paris Cedex 13, 75647
France

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