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Ethnic Discrimination in the Greek Labour Market: Occupational Access, Insurance Coverage, and Wage Offers

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  • Nick Drydakis
  • Minas Vlassis

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    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

By means of a field experiment we investigate whether low-skilled male Albanians face discrimination in the Greek labour market. To test for discrimination in occupational access, curriculum vitae which differed only in ethnicity were faxed to firms. The probability for Albanians to receive an interview is lower than for Greeks by 21.4 percentage points. Furthermore, by exploiting the informal wage and insurance coverage offers on the part of employers, we find a wage discrimination factor of 11 per cent against the Albanians, while their probability of being registered with insurance is 25.7 percentage points lower than that for Greeks. Copyright © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

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Paper provided by University of Crete, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0715.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 22 Feb 2007
Publication status: Published
Handle: RePEc:crt:wpaper:0715
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