Ethnic discrimination in the Greek housing market

Drydakis, Nick (2011) Ethnic discrimination in the Greek housing market. Journal of Population Economics, 24 (4) . pp. 1235-1255. ISSN 0933-1433 [Article] (doi:10.1007/s00148-010-0313-0)


This study employs a field experiment to assess the degree of discrimination against female Albanians in Greek housing markets. We divide rental housing into three categories by rent and designate the different levels of rent as working, middle, and upper classes. Albanians are significantly less likely to be asked to visit advertised rental housing in all the three categories, while rental penalties for Albanians are also significant. Interestingly, more discrimination was observed with higher-status rental properties. The outcomes suggest that the existence of isolated and racially segregated housing may be a result of prejudice and/or negative stereotypes against Albanians.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 11954
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 16:48
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