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Does ethnic discrimination vary across minority groups? Evidence from a field experiment

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Publication date

Aug 2012

Summary

We conduct a large-scale field experiment to measure labour market discrimination in Australia, one quarter of whose population was born overseas. To denote ethnicity, we use distinctively Anglo-Saxon, Indigenous, Italian, Chinese and Middle Eastern names. We compare multiple ethnic groups, rather than a single minority as in most other studies. In all cases we applied for entry-level jobs and submitted a CV indicating that the candidate attended high school in Australia. We find significant differences in callback rates: ethnic minority candidates would need to apply for more jobs in order to receive the same number of interviews. These differences vary systematically across ethnic groups.

Published in

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Volume and page numbers

74 , 547 -573

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00664.x

ISSN

16

Subjects

Labour Market and Ethnic Groups

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1584905~S5

Notes

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