Are You Unhappy Having Minority Co-Workers?
25 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2013
This paper attempts to establish empirically whether natives' job satisfaction is adversely affected by having minority co-worker(s). The paper uses nationally representative linked employer-employee data and eight different facets of job satisfaction. Measuring minority co-worker status at the workplace- and occupation-level and employing alternative econometric estimators; the paper finds that on average natives' experience a reduction in job satisfaction due to having minority co-worker(s). The effect found is larger if the co-worker-ship is at the occupation-level.
Keywords: discrimination, job-related well-being, linked employer-employee data, Britain
JEL Classification: J7, J15, J82, I31
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