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Does Ethnic Discrimination Vary Across Minority Groups? Evidence from a Field Experiment

Booth, Alison; Leigh, Andrew; Varganova, Elena


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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00664.x


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