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Mixing kids in school leads to more mixed-race adult relationships

Does the racial mix of students’ classmates affect their behavior later on in life? A new IZA Discussion Paper by Luca Paolo Merlino, Max Friedrich Steinhardt and Liam Wren-Lewis compares American students, contrasting those who happen to be in an … Continue reading

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African Americans discriminated against in access to U.S. local public services

Requests for information from local public services, like sheriffs’ offices, school districts and libraries, across the United States are less likely to receive a reply if signed by ‘black-sounding’ names, according to new paper by IZA Research Director Corrado Giulietti, … Continue reading

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Color discrimination remains a big problem in the U.S. — Interview with new IZA JoLE Editor Joni Hersch

A year after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, the U.S. is still engaged in a difficult debate about race, color and class. The debate goes beyond the question of police … Continue reading

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What happens when employers are free to discriminate? Evidence from the English Fantasy Football Premier League

Research on employers’ hiring discrimination is limited by the unlawfulness of such activity. Observational studies report lower wages for minority, but may be affected by the difficulty of comparing “like for like”. An alternative strand of research focuses on the … Continue reading

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