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Selecting names for experiments on ethnic discrimination

Stijn Baert (), Louis Lippens and Hannah Van Borm
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Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium from Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Abstract: In recent decades, researchers have found compelling evidence of discrimination in the labor and housing market toward ethnic minorities based on field experiments using fictitious job applications. However, these findings may be exaggerated as the names used for ethnic minorities in various experiments may have also signaled low socioeconomic class. Therefore, in this study, we perform a name categorization experiment in the United States that yields 56 names associated with six ethnicity groups, which signal different ethnicities and genders but similar social classes. These names should greatly improve the validity of future experiments on ethnic discrimination.

Keywords: ethnic discrimination; social class; experiments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 C93 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2022-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-exp and nep-ure
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