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?One Muslim is Enough!? Evidence from a Field Experiment in France

Claire L. Adida, David D. Laitin and Marie-Anne Valfort ()

Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2016, issue 121-122, 121-160

Abstract: Anti-Muslim prejudice is widespread in Western countries. Yet, Muslims are expected to constitute a growing share of the total population in these countries over the next decades. This paper suggests that this demographic trend, other factors held constant, will increase anti-Muslim prejudice. Relying on experimental games and a formal model, we find that French players with no recent immigrant background discriminate against Muslims when the proportion of Muslims in their midst increases. Further analysis provides tentative evidence that this discrimination is taste-based.

Keywords: Discrimination; Islam; France; Group Salience; Group Threat Theory; Intergroup Contact Theory. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A12 C90 D03 J15 J71 Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.121-122.121

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