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Is Ethnic Discrimination Due to Distaste or Statistics?
by Stijn Baert, Ann-Sophie De Pauw
(July 2014)
published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 125, 270-273 [Online Access]

Abstract:
Employing a lab experiment, we directly test the empirical importance of key attitudes underlying the models of taste-based and statistical discrimination in explaining ethnic hiring discrimination. We find evidence that employer concern that co-workers and customers will prefer collaborating with native individuals drives unequal treatment.
Text: See Discussion Paper No. 8319