Discrimination in the Norwegian Housing Market: Class, Sex and Ethnicity
2012 (English)In: Land Economics, ISSN 0023-7639, E-ISSN 1543-8325, Vol. 88, no 2, 233-240 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We test for gender, class, and ethnic discrimination in the Norwegian rental housing market by using fake application letters. Females, individuals with high job status, and ethnic Norwegians are more likely to receive positive responses. For example, being an Arabic man and working in a warehouse is associated with a 25 percentage point lower probability of receiving a positive response when showing interest in an apartment, as compared to an ethnically Norwegian female economist. We conclude that gender, class, and ethnic discrimination do exist in the Norwegian housing market, and ethnic discrimination seems to be the most prevalent form of discrimination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012. Vol. 88, no 2, 233-240 p.
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-27003DiVA: diva2:617105