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Race, Religion, and Immigration: Experimental Evidence from the Labor Market

Marina Mileo Gorzig () and Deborah Rho ()
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Marina Mileo Gorzig: St. Catherine University
Deborah Rho: University of St. Thomas

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Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, 2022, vol. 5, issue 2, No 1, 75-97

Abstract: Abstract In this project, we examine employers’ response to Black immigrants compared to native-born Black Americans. Between July 2017 and December 2018, we applied to publicly advertised positions using fictitious resumes that are manipulated on perceived race and ethnicity (Somali American, African American, and white American). We examine the proportion of resumes that are contacted by employers. We find that male African American applicants are 5 percentage points less likely to be contacted than equivalent white American applicants. Somali American applicants are 11 percentage points less likely to be contacted by employers than equivalent white American applicants and 6 percentage points less likely to be contacted than equivalent African American applicants. For female applicants, the effects followed a similar pattern, but were muted. Signals of language ability, education, and religiosity showed little impact on the proportion contacted by an employer.

Keywords: Discrimination; Race/Ethnicity; Immigration; Resume audit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 J68 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/s41996-021-00079-0

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