Are You Unhappy Having Minority Co-Workers?

25 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2013

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Getinet A. Haile

Policy Studies Institute (PSI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University of Mannheim

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Haile, Getinet Astatike, Are You Unhappy Having Minority Co-Workers?. IZA Discussion Paper No. 7423. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2276315

Getinet Astatike Haile (Contact Author)

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University of Mannheim

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