Is Ethnic Discrimination Due to Distaste or Statistics?
14 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2014
Employing a lab experiment, we directly test the empirical importance of key attitudes underlying the models of taste-based and statistical discrimination in explaining ethnic hiring discrimination. We find evidence that employer concern that co-workers and customers will prefer collaborating with native individuals drives unequal treatment.
Keywords: taste discrimination, statistical discrimination, hiring discrimination, economics of ethnic minorities
JEL Classification: J24, J60, C92
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