The Reverse Gender Gap in Ethnic Discrimination: Employer Stereotypes against Men and Women with Arabic Names
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
We examine differences in the intensity of employer stereotypes against men and women with Arabic names in Sweden by testing how much more work experience is needed to eliminate the disadvantage of having an Arabic name on job applications. Employers are first sent CVs of equal merits in a field-experiment setup. Arabic-named CVs are thereafter enhanced with more relevant work experience than Swedish-named CVs. Results indicate a reverse gender gap in employer stereotypes as initial differences in call-backs disappear for female applicants when CVs for Arabic-named applications are enhanced, but remain strong and significant for male applicants. Thus, contrary to what is often assumed about the interaction of gender and ethnicity, we find that Arabic men face stronger discrimination in the labor market than Arabic women.
Employment Gaps, Ethnicity, Gender, Discrimination, Field Experiments
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81486OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-81486DiVA: diva2:561946