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Better residential than ethnic discrimination! Reconciling audit's findings and interviews' findings in the Parisian housing market

 

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Type:   Working paper
 
Titre:   Better residential than ethnic discrimination! Reconciling audit's findings and interviews' findings in the Parisian housing market
 
Auteur(s):   Bonnet, François (PhD) - Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Auteur)
Lalé, Etienne - Department of Economics [University of Bristol] (Auteur)
Safi, Mirna (1980-...) - Observatoire sociologique du changement (Auteur)
Wasmer, Etienne (1970-...) - Département d'économie (Auteur)
 
Date de publication:   2015-02
 
Éditeur:   Paris  :  Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies
 
Collection:   LIEPP Working Paper  :  36
 
Mots-clés:   [fr] discrimination, housing market
 
Résumé:   [en] This article investigates discrimination and the interplay of residential and ethnic stigma on the French housing market using two different methods, paired-testing au- dit study of real estate agencies and face-to-face interviews with real estate agents. The juxtaposition of their findings leads to a paradox: interviews reveal high levels of ethnic discrimination but little to none residential discrimination, while the audit study shows that living in deprived suburbs is associated with a lower probability of obtaining an appointment for a housing vacancy but ethnic origin (signaled by the candidate’s name) has no significant discriminatory effect. We have three priors po- tentially consistent with this apparent paradox and re-evaluate their likelihood in light of these findings: (i) agents make use of any statistical information about insolvency, including residency; (ii) there are two distinct and independent taste discriminations, one about space and one about ethnicity; (iii) these two dimensions exist and comple- ment each other.
 
 

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