Ethnic Differences in Housing Opportunities in Athens
This study uses a telephone field experiment to assess the degree of discrimination against female Albanians in Athenian rental housing markets. By examining a large sample represented by 122 urban areas, it was found that Albanians faced lower access to housing than the corresponding probability for Greeks. Moreover, Albanians faced lower access in newer apartments, above-ground apartments and repaired apartments. Meanwhile, Albanian home-seekers have to pay more than Greeks for these housing characteristics. Of further importance is the finding that Albanians have higher access to housing in areas closer to the Athens centre, suggesting the role of landlords in creating residential ethnic segregation. All findings are significant and suggest that Albanians both anticipate and encounter housing discrimination.
Volume (Year): 47 (2010)
Issue (Month): 12 (November)
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