The Impact of 9/11 and the London Bombings on the Employment and Earnings of U.K. Muslims

33 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2010  

Faisal Rabby

affiliation not provided to SSRN

William M. Rodgers III

Rutgers University

Abstract

Using a difference-in-differences framework, this paper estimates the impact that Britain's July 2005 bombings had on the labor market outcomes of UK residents who are either Muslim by religious affiliation or whose nativity profiles are similar to the terrorists. We find a 10 percentage point decrease in the employment of very young Muslim men relative to non-Muslim immigrants after the London bombings. The drop in employment is accompanied by consistent declines in real earnings and hours worked. A weak association between the 9-11 terrorist attacks and a drop in the employment of very young male immigrants from Muslim-majority countries is also found. The terrorist events had little impact on the employment of older men.

Keywords: Muslim, ethnic minority, minorities, 9/11, employment, London bombings

JEL Classification: J15, J23, J61, J71

Suggested Citation

Rabby, Faisal and Rodgers III, William M., The Impact of 9/11 and the London Bombings on the Employment and Earnings of U.K. Muslims. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4763. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1556551

Faisal Rabby (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

William M. Rodgers III

Rutgers University ( email )

Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States

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