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Employer Attitudes, the Marginal Employer, and the Ethnic Wage Gap
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5620-4745
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies)
2016 (English)In: Industrial & labor relations review, ISSN 0019-7939, E-ISSN 2162-271X, Vol. 69, no 1, p. 227-252Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In most EU countries, ethnic minorities have lower wages than does the ethnic majority. To what extent these wage gaps are the result of prejudice toward ethnic minority workers is virtually unknown. The authors examine the role that prejudice plays in the creation of the ethnic wage gap in one of Europe’s most egalitarian countries, Sweden. The analysis takes into account the important distinction between average employer attitudes and the attitude of the marginal employer (the attitude of the most prejudiced employer hiring the ethnic minority). Results confirm that the attitudes of the marginal employer—but not those of the average employer—are important for explaining the ethnic wage gap.

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Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 69, no 1, p. 227-252
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38251DOI: 10.1177/0019793915601630ISI: 000366191800009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84961710221OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38251DiVA, id: diva2:763744
Available from: 2014-11-17 Created: 2014-11-17 Last updated: 2019-08-07Bibliographically approved

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