Employment discrimination against Indigenous peoples in the United States : evidence from a field experiment / Patrick Button (Tulane University, RAND Corporation and IZA), Brigham Walker (Tulane University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserButton, Patrick ; Walker, Brigham
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, February 2019
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Umfang1 Online-Ressource (57, A11, B4, C5, D17, E4, F9, G6, H6, I1 Seiten)
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12131
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

We conducted a resume correspondence experiment to measure discrimination in hiring faced by Indigenous Peoples in the United States (Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians). We sent employers realistic resumes for common jobs (retail sales, kitchen staff, server, janitor, and security) in 11 cities and compared interview offer rates. We signaled Indigenous status in one of four different ways. Based on 13,516 applications, we do not find hiring discrimination in any context. These findings hold after numerous robustness checks, although our checks and discussions raise multiple concerns that are relevant to audit studies generally.