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Ethnic Differences in Housing Opportunities in Athens

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  • Nick Drydakis

    (Department of Accounting and Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business, 76 Patission Str, Athens, 10434, Greece, ndrydakis@econ.soc.uoc.gr)

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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.

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  • Nick Drydakis, 2010. "Ethnic Differences in Housing Opportunities in Athens," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 47(12), pages 2573-2596, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:47:y:2010:i:12:p:2573-2596
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    1. Drydakis, Nick, 2011. "Roma Women in Athenian Firms: Do They Face Wage Bias?," IZA Discussion Papers 5732, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Nick Drydakis, 2013. "The effect of ethnic identity on the employment of immigrants," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 285-308, June.
    3. Drydakis, Nick, 2011. "Ethnic Identity and Immigrants' Wages in Greece," IZA Discussion Papers 6078, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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