Discrimination in a Low-Wage Labor Market

@article{Pager2009DiscriminationIA,
  title={Discrimination in a Low-Wage Labor Market},
  author={Devah Pager and Bart Bonikowski and Bruce Western},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={74},
  pages={777 - 799}
}
Decades of racial progress have led some researchers and policymakers to doubt that discrimination remains an important cause of economic inequality. To study contemporary discrimination, we conducted a field experiment in the low-wage labor market of New York City, recruiting white, black, and Latino job applicants who were matched on demographic characteristics and interpersonal skills. These applicants were given equivalent résumés and sent to apply in tandem for hundreds of entry-level jobs… Expand

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