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Clear and convincing evidence: Measurement of discrimination in america

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  • Michael Fix
  • Raymond Struyk
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    Auditing is a technique used to test for discrimination. The concept is straightforward: Two individuals are matched on all relevant characteristics except the one presumed to lead to discrimination. Each person then applies for the same job, housing, mortgage loan, or credit card. The differential treatment they receive provides a measure of discrimination. The authors argue that the value of auditing has grown in the current legal and political environment because it can detect subtle forms of discrimination.

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    Paper provided by The Field Experiments Website in its series Natural Field Experiments with number 00241.

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    Date of creation: 1993
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    Handle: RePEc:feb:natura:00241

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    1. Joyce Burnette, 2012. "Testing for Wage Discrimination in U.S. Manufacturing," Working Papers 12-23, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
    2. Weichselbaumer, Doris, 2013. "Testing for Discrimination against Lesbians of Different Marital Status: A Field Experiment," IZA Discussion Papers 7425, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Hellerstein, Judith K. & Neumark, David, 2005. "Using Matched Employer-Employee Data to Study Labor Market Discrimination," IZA Discussion Papers 1555, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Nancy Folbre, 1998. "Barbara, the Market, and the State," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(3), pages 159-168.
    5. Lauren Krivo, 1995. "Immigrant characteristics and Hispanic-Anglo housing inequality," Demography, Springer, vol. 32(4), pages 599-615, November.
    6. Jeffrey M. Lacker, 1995. "Neighborhoods and banking," Economic Quarterly, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, issue Spr, pages 13-38.
    7. David Neumark & Joanne Song, 2011. "Do Stronger Age Discrimination Laws Make Social Security Reforms More Effective?," NBER Working Papers 17467, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    8. Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, 2001. "Cognitive skills, test scores, and social stratification: The role of family and school-level resources on racial/ethnic differences in scores on standardized tests (AFQT)," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 28(4), pages 31-71, June.
    9. BRINZEA VICTORIA MIHAELA & Oancea Olimpia, 2009. "Les Methodes De Mesurage De La Discrimination," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 4(1), pages 96-101, May.
    10. Devah Pager, 2003. "The mark of a criminal record," Natural Field Experiments 00319, The Field Experiments Website.

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