Do Reported Attitudes towards Immigrants Predict Ethnic Discrimination?
AbstractReported attitudes towards immigrants are sometimes used as a proxy for ethnic discrimination. However, there is little empirical evidence of a link between attitudes and discrimination. In this paper, we use survey data on people’s attitudes towards immigrants combined with data on ethnic discrimination from a field experiment in the Swedish housing market to re-examine this issue. We find clear evidence of a link between reported attitudes towards immigrants and the extent of ethnic discrimination at the municipality level. Thus, in contrast to most prior studies, our results suggest that reported attitudes may be a useful proxy for ethnic discrimination.
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Attitudes; Ethnic discrimination; Field experiments; Housing market;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- R39 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Other
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2012-03-08 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2012-03-08 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2012-03-08 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-POL-2012-03-08 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2012-03-08 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-URE-2012-03-08 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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