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Ahmed, A. & Hammarstedt, M. (2020). Are people fuzzy about who they work with?: An experimental test of Becker’s coworker discrimination hypothesis. The Social science journal (Fort Collins)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Are people fuzzy about who they work with?: An experimental test of Becker’s coworker discrimination hypothesis
2020 (English)In: The Social science journal (Fort Collins), ISSN 0362-3319, E-ISSN 1873-5355Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

We used an experiment to investigate whether people’s decisions over employment opportunities are affected by the ethnicity and sex of their potential future coworkers. University students (N = 1,406) were asked to state the lowest hourly wage rate at which they would be willing to accept a job on a campus food truck, where they would work alongside the food truck owner. The ethnicity and sex of the food truck owners were randomized across participants. Results showed no signs of coworker prejudice in terms of the probability of being interested in the job and reservation wage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Coworker discrimination, Experiment, Individual behavior, Sex, Ethnicity
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86020 (URN)10.1016/j.soscij.2019.06.007 (DOI)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2020-03-13
Ahmed, A. & Hammarstedt, M. (2020). Ethnic discrimination in contacts with public authorities: a correspondence test among Swedish municipalities. Applied Economics Letters
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnic discrimination in contacts with public authorities: a correspondence test among Swedish municipalities
2020 (English)In: Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, E-ISSN 1466-4291Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

We present a field experiment conducted in order to explore the existence of ethnic discrimination in contact with public authorities. Two fictitious parents, one with a Swedish-sounding name and one with an Arabic-sounding name, sent email inquiries to all Swedish municipalities asking for information about preschool admission for their children. Results show that the parents were treated differently by the municipalities since the individual with the Swedish-sounding name received significantly more responses that answered the question in the inquiry than the individual with the Arabic-sounding name. Also, the individual with the Swedish-sounding name received more warm answers than the individual with the Arabic-sounding name in the sense that the answer from the municipality started with a personal salutation. We conclude that ethnic discrimination is prevalent in public sector contacts and that this discrimination has implications for the integration of immigrants and their children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-89170 (URN)10.1080/13504851.2019.1683141 (DOI)000491643100001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2018-03487
Available from: 2019-09-17 Created: 2019-09-17 Last updated: 2020-03-13
Hammarstedt, M. & Miao, C. (2020). Self-employed immigrants and their employees: evidence from Swedish employer-employee data. Review of Economics of the Household, 18(1), 35-68
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Self-employed immigrants and their employees: evidence from Swedish employer-employee data
2020 (English)In: Review of Economics of the Household, ISSN 1569-5239, E-ISSN 1573-7152, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 35-68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We present a study of the employees of self-employed immigrants with unincorporated firms in Sweden using matched employer-employee data from 2014. Non-European immigrants are more likely than natives to have employees in their firms. Furthermore, immigrants, especially non-European immigrants, are more likely than natives to employ immigrants in their firms, and non-European immigrants are most likely to employ recently arrived non-European immigrants with low education in their firms. Males are more likely than females to have employees in their firms, but self-employed females are more likely than self-employed males to have female employees. This is the case for all immigrant groups as well as for natives. We conclude that self-employed immigrants play a role in the labour market integration process since they create employment opportunities for immigrant groups that have difficulty entering the labour market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
National Category
Economics and Business Work Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81181 (URN)10.1007/s11150-019-09446-1 (DOI)000517884200003 ()
Projects
Self-employment among female Middle Eastern immigrants: Determinants, obstacles and outcomes
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2019-03-19 Created: 2019-03-19 Last updated: 2020-03-26Bibliographically approved
Aldén, L., Hammarstedt, M. & Swahnberg, H. (2020). Sexual orientation and job satisfaction: survey-based evidence from Sweden. Journal of Labor Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sexual orientation and job satisfaction: survey-based evidence from Sweden
2020 (English)In: Journal of Labor Research, ISSN 0195-3613, E-ISSN 1936-4768Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

We present results from a unique nationwide survey conducted in Sweden on sexual orientation and job satisfaction. Our results show that gay men are more likely to be very satisfied with their job than heterosexual men, both in general and with different aspects of the job. In contrast, lesbians appear less satisfied with their job in general and with promotion prospects than heterosexual women. Among women, we find no differences in the probability of being very satisfied with the job by sexual orientation. However, the issue of sexual orientation and job satisfaction is complex since gay men, despite that they more often are very satisfied with the job, like lesbians find their job more mentally straining than heterosexuals. We conclude that gay men and lesbians are facing other stressers at work than heterosexuals do. We also conclude that the worker’s own expectations about the job and possibilities to fulfill career plans may be possible driving forces to our results. Previous research has documented discrimination against gay males and lesbians in hiring. Our results underline that measures to prevent discrimination in hiring is not enough to create an equal working life for homosexuals and heterosexuals. Measures within the workplace are also needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90669 (URN)10.1007/s12122-019-09297-w (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-28 Created: 2019-12-28 Last updated: 2020-03-13
Hammarstedt, M. (2020). ”Största utmaningen kring integration är framför oss”. Svenska Dagbladet (2020-01-26)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Största utmaningen kring integration är framför oss”
2020 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 2020-01-26Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

En snabbare etableringstakt bör inte skymma att de största utmaningarna med att integrera utrikes födda på arbetsmarknaden sannolikt ligger i framtiden. Det skriver professor Mats Hammarstedt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hb Svenska dagbladets AB & Co, 2020
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-91295 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-27 Created: 2020-01-27 Last updated: 2020-02-26Bibliographically approved
Aldén, L. & Hammarstedt, M. (2020). Utrikes födda kvinnors erfarenheter av att driva företag - resultat från en enkätstudie. Ekonomisk Debatt, 48(2), 24-31
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utrikes födda kvinnors erfarenheter av att driva företag - resultat från en enkätstudie
2020 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 48, no 2, p. 24-31Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-93122 (URN)
Projects
Self-employment among female Middle Eastern immigrants: Determinants, obstacles and outcomes
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2020-03-25 Created: 2020-03-25 Last updated: 2020-03-25
Hammarstedt, M. (2019). De små kommunerna är flyktingkrisens förlorare. Expressen (2019-04-28)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>De små kommunerna är flyktingkrisens förlorare
2019 (Swedish)In: Expressen, ISSN 1103-923X, no 2019-04-28Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Med rådande läge utgör flyktinginvandringen en kostnad för Sveriges kommuner flera år efter att flyktingarna invandrat. Staten bör därför ta ett ökat ansvar för de kostnader den bristande integrationen av flyktingar medför, skriver professor Mats Hammarstedt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: AB Kvällstidningen Expressen, 2019
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82367 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Hammarstedt, M. & Viscovi, D. (2019). Digitalisering och integration: en studie av digital teknikanvändning bland äldre utrikes födda. Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalisering och integration: en studie av digital teknikanvändning bland äldre utrikes födda
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Sammanfattning: rapporten kartlägger äldres (65-85 år) digitala vardag, och analyserar särskilt om skillnader föreligger mellan utrikes födda och inrikes födda. Analysen visar att skillnaderna grupperna emellan beträffande såväl tillgång till, som användande av, digital teknik är små. De utrikes födda har tillgång till apparater (persondatorer, smarttelefoner, surfplattor, osv.) i samma uträckning som inrikes födda. De använder dem lika ofta som inrikes födda i kontakter med offentlig service. Det visar sig därtill att utrikes födda anslår mer tid till internetanvändning än infödda. Å andra sidan har de en något snävare användningsrepertoar. Rapportens huvudsakliga slutsats är att de utrikes födda i allt väsentligt är digitalt inkluderade i samma omfattning som de inrikes födda. Data har samlats in genom en postenkät (n=3 000) där 1 000 respondenter utgörs av infödda och 2 000 av utrikes födda (invandrade till Sverige före 1990). Bruttosvarsfrekvensen är 64,1 procent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies, 2019. p. 25
Series
Working paper series: Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies ; 2019:5
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90514 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-12 Created: 2019-12-12 Last updated: 2019-12-12Bibliographically approved
Hammarstedt, M. (2019). En replik utan svar för flyktingkrisens förlorare. Expressen (2019-05-14)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En replik utan svar för flyktingkrisens förlorare
2019 (Swedish)In: Expressen, ISSN 1103-923X, no 2019-05-14Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Att det finns exempel på mindre kommuner som lyckas bra med integrationen är inget nytt. Detta förtar dock inget av resonemanget i min artikel, skriver Mats Hammarstedt i en replik till Karl Wennberg och Therese Lindström.

Keywords
Integration
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82557 (URN)
Available from: 2019-05-14 Created: 2019-05-14 Last updated: 2019-05-16Bibliographically approved
Ahmed, A. & Hammarstedt, M. (2019). Ethnic discrimination in contacts with public authorities: a correspondence test among Swedish municipalities. Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnic discrimination in contacts with public authorities: a correspondence test among Swedish municipalities
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We present a field experiment conducted in order to explore the existence of ethnic discrimination in contact with public authorities. Two fictitious parents, one with a Swedish-sounding name and one with an Arabic-sounding name, sent email inquiries to all Swedish municipalities asking for information about preschool admission for their children. Results show that the parents were treated differently by the municipalities since the individual with the Swedish-sounding name received significantly more responses that answered the question in the inquiry than the individual with the Arabic-sounding name. Also, the individual with the Swedish-sounding name received more warm answers than the individual with the Arabic soundingname in the sense that the answer from the municipality started with a personal salutation. We conclude that ethnic discrimination is prevalent in public sector contacts and that this discrimination has implications for the integration of immigrants and their children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies, 2019. p. 20
Series
Working paper series: Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies ; 2019:2
Keywords
Discrimination, Subtle discrimination, Authorities, Field experiment
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90493 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2018-03487
Available from: 2019-12-12 Created: 2019-12-12 Last updated: 2019-12-12Bibliographically approved
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