Discrimination and Segregation: The Aboveground Victims of the Underground Bombings

35 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2015

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Chi Man Yip

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Accounting and Finance, Students

Date Written: August 7, 2014

Abstract

This paper provides evidence that the 7/7 London Bombings promulgated the discrimination against Black African, Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani Muslim men in the capital of the United Kingdom. The discrimination hampered the affected group from working in high-paid occupations. As such, occupational segregation resulted, reducing their average hourly and weekly wages. This study also provides evidence that the attacks had adverse employment effect but little to no effect on weekly working hours, firm size, or employment mode for the aforementioned minority group. In addition, this paper reveals that the increased prejudice led to social segregation: the affected group (i) tended to attach to their ethnic group, and (ii) showed less interest in local affairs.

Keywords: Ethnic Discrimination, London Bombings, Occupational Segregation, Terrorism

JEL Classification: J64, J71

Suggested Citation

Yip, Chi Man, Discrimination and Segregation: The Aboveground Victims of the Underground Bombings (August 7, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2641085 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2641085

Chi Man Yip (Contact Author)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Accounting and Finance, Students ( email )

Hung Hom
Kowloon
Hong Kong

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