Interaction , prejudice and performance . Evidence from South Africa

@inproceedings{Burns2015InteractionP,
  title={Interaction , prejudice and performance . Evidence from South Africa},
  author={Justine Burns and Lucia Corno and Eliana La Ferrara},
  year={2015}
}
We exploit random assignment of roommates in double rooms at University of Cape Town to investigate whether interaction with a person of a di¤erent race a¤ects inter-ethnic attitudes, cooperative behavior and academic performance. Our outcomes include Implicit Association Tests (IATs), survey-based measures, experimental games and administrative records. We …nd that living with a roommate of a di¤erent race signi…cantly reduces white students’prejudice towards blacks, as measured by the IAT. We… CONTINUE READING

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