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Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Local Consumer Markets: Exploiting the Army's Procedures for Matching Personnel to Duty Locations

Antecol, Heather; Cobb-Clark, Deborah


We use the exogenous assignment of Army personnel to duty locations to analyze the relationship between the characteristics of local markets and the propensity for consumers to be subjected to racial discrimination in their everyday commercial transactions. Overall, one in eight soldiers report that they or their families experienced racial discrimination in finding non-government housing or in patronizing businesses in their local communities in the previous 12 months. Discrimination is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Urban Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.jue.2008.05.003


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