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Gender, Ethnicity and Labor Market Disparities
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Acculturation identity and employment among second and middle generation immigrants

This paper explores the employment implications for individuals with a foreign background of identification to the ethnic group and to the majority culture. Results indicate that what matters for employment outcomes is an attachment to the majority culture while a strong attachment to the ethnic group is not per se detrimental for employment outcomes.

Acculturation Identity and Higher Education: Is There a Trade-off Between Ethnic Identity and Education?

This paper examines the role of identification to home and host cultures on the pursuit of higher educations. Results indicate that men with a bicultural identity are associated with higher probabilities of completed tertiary educations than men that identify only with the majority culture. Results put into question the premise of oppositional identities, i.e. a trade-off between ethnic identity and higher educational achievement.

Is It How You Look or Speak That Matters? - An Experimental Study Exploring the Mechanisms of Ethnic Discrimination

Using a laboratory experiment, this paper explores if beliefs about an individual’s performance are affected by how this person looks and speaks. Results show that individuals not perceived as stereotypically Swedish are considered to be worse performers. However, when candidates are presented by both looks and speech, differential evaluations based on looks disappear. Instead, we find strong negative beliefs about performance for candidates that speak Swedish with a foreign accent.

Gender Differences in Exiting Tournaments - Experimental Evidence from Mexico, Norway and Sweden

Using data from a television game-show, this study examines if men and women, who have actively self-selected into a competitive environment, differ in their propensity to exit a high-stakes tournament. Results show no gender differences in the propensity to leave the tournament in all three countries tested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Economics, Stockholm University , 2011. , 159 p.
Dissertations in Economics (Stockholm), ISSN 1404-3491 ; 2011:3
Keyword [en]
immigration, employment, education, ethnic identity, discrimination, glass-ceiling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-61696ISBN: 978-91-7447-321-6OAI: diva2:437357
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2011-10-07, Nordenskiöldsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 12, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2011-09-15 Created: 2011-08-26 Last updated: 2012-02-08Bibliographically approved

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