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Ethnic parity in labour market outcomes for benefit claimants

Claire Crawford (), Lorraine Dearden (), Alice Mesnard (), Jonathan Shaw and Barbara Sianesi ()
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Claire Crawford: Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Birmingham
Alice Mesnard: Institute for Fiscal Studies and City University London

No W09/04, IFS Working Papers from Institute for Fiscal Studies

Abstract: We use UK administrative data to estimate the differential in labour market outcomes between Ethnic Minority benefit claimants and otherwise identical Whites. In many cases, Minorities and Whites are simply too different for satisfactory estimates to be calculated and results are sensitive to the methodology used. This calls into question previous results based on simple regression techniques, which may hide the fact that observationally different ethnic groups are being compared by parametric extrapolation. For some groups, however, we could calculate satisfactory results. In these cases, large and significant raw penalties almost always disappear once we appropriately control for pre-inflow characteristics.

Keywords: Ethnic; employment; benefit; discrimination; matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J08 J15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2009-01-22
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