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Are young French jobseekers of ethnic immigrant origin discriminated against? A controlled experiment in the Paris area

Emmanuel Duguet (), Noam Leandri, Yannick L’Horty and Pascale Petit ()
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Yannick L’Horty: Université d’Evry-Val d’Essonne, EPEE and CEE, (TEPP, FR CNRS 3126)

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No 08-06, Documents de recherche from Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne

Abstract: This study uses the findings of a correspondence testing in order to assess the potential discrimination at job access level against young people of ethnic origin from the underprivileged suburbs of the Paris area (Ile-de-France). We measure simultaneously the effects of place of residence (privileged or underprivileged city), of nationality (French or Moroccan), and of sound of surname and of forename on the chances of obtaining a job interview when answering a job ad. We base our assessment on a controlled experiment conducted on the profession of accountant. We constructed 16 jobseeker profiles and sent 1097 resumes in reply to 139 job vacancies advertised at the end of 2006. We find evidence of a significant discrimination.

JEL-codes: C81 C93 J15 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2008
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