Type
Article
Titre
Better residential than ethnic discrimination! Reconciling audit’s and interview findings in the Parisian housing market
Dans
Urban studies
Auteur(s)
SAFI Mirna - Observatoire sociologique du changement (Auteur)
BONNET François - Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Auteur)
WASMER Etienne - Département d'économie (Auteur)
LALÉ Etienne - Bristol University (Auteur)
Éditeur
GB : SAGE Publications
Volume
53
Numéro
13
Pages
2815 - 2833 p.
ISSN
00420980
Mots clés
audit, discrimination, housing, interviews
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 audit study of real-estate agencies and face-to-face interviews with real-estate agents. Findings lead to a paradox: interviews reveal high levels of ethnic discrimination but little to no 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 (signalled by the candidate’s name) has no significant discriminatory effect. We have three priors potentially consistent with this apparent paradox and re-evaluate their likelihood in light of these findings: (1) agents make use of any statistical information about insolvency, including residency; (2) there are two distinct and independent taste discriminations, one about space and one about ethnicity; (3) these two dimensions exist and complement each other.

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