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Field Experiment Tests for Discrimination against Hispanics in the U.S. Rental Housing Market

Field Experiment Tests for Discrimination against Hispanics in the U.S. Rental Housing Market This article tests for discrimination against Hispanics in the U.S. rental housing market using e‐mail correspondence with landlords advertising units online. We divide Hispanics into two groups: those that appear assimilated into American culture and recent immigrants. We find little difference in the treatment of assimilated Hispanics and whites; however, Hispanics we portray as recent immigrants receive less favorable treatment with margins of net discrimination as large as 6.89% of landlords. We also find discrimination varies significantly at the region level and by the ethnic composition of neighborhoods. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Economic Journal Wiley

Field Experiment Tests for Discrimination against Hispanics in the U.S. Rental Housing Market

Southern Economic Journal , Volume 81 (1) – Jul 1, 2014

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Wiley
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© 2015 by the Southern Economic Association
ISSN
0038-4038
eISSN
2325-8012
DOI
10.4284/0038-4038-2012.231
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Abstract

This article tests for discrimination against Hispanics in the U.S. rental housing market using e‐mail correspondence with landlords advertising units online. We divide Hispanics into two groups: those that appear assimilated into American culture and recent immigrants. We find little difference in the treatment of assimilated Hispanics and whites; however, Hispanics we portray as recent immigrants receive less favorable treatment with margins of net discrimination as large as 6.89% of landlords. We also find discrimination varies significantly at the region level and by the ethnic composition of neighborhoods.

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Southern Economic JournalWiley

Published: Jul 1, 2014

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