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Better residential than ethnic discrimination! Reconciling audit and interview findings in the Parisian housing market

Listed author(s):
  • Francois Bonnet

    (CNRS, UMR Pacte, France)

  • Etienne Lalé

    (University of Bristol, UK)

  • Mirna Safi

    (Sciences Po, Sociology, France)

  • Etienne Wasmer

    (Sciences Po, Economics, France)

This article investigates discrimination and the interplay of residential and ethnic stigma on the French housing market using two different methods: paired-testing audit study of real-estate agencies and face-to-face interviews with real-estate agents. Findings lead to a paradox: interviews reveal high levels of ethnic discrimination but little to no residential discrimination, while the audit study shows that living in deprived suburbs is associated with a lower probability of obtaining an appointment for a housing vacancy but ethnic origin (signalled by the candidate’s name) has no significant discriminatory effect. We have three priors potentially consistent with this apparent paradox and re-evaluate their likelihood in light of these findings: (1) agents make use of any statistical information about insolvency, including residency; (2) there are two distinct and independent taste discriminations, one about space and one about ethnicity; (3) these two dimensions exist and complement each other.

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Article provided by Urban Studies Journal Limited in its journal Urban Studies.

Volume (Year): 53 (2016)
Issue (Month): 13 (October)
Pages: 2815-2833

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Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:53:y:2016:i:13:p:2815-2833
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