Subtle discrimination in the rental housing market: Evidence from e-mail correspondence with landlords
AbstractWe find that landlords practice subtle discrimination in the rental housing market through the use of language associated with describing and viewing a unit, inviting further correspondence, making a formal greeting, and using polite language when replying to e-mail inquiries from a white name more often than to an African American name, they also send longer e-mails and respond quicker to white names.
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Volume (Year): 20 (2011)
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Discrimination; Field experiment; Housing; Race;
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- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
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