Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

33 p.

Publication Date

7-2014

Publisher

Southern Economic Association

Source Publication

Southern Economic Journal

Source ISSN

0038-4038

Original Item ID

doi: 10.4284/0038-4038-2012.231

Abstract

This article tests for discrimination against Hispanics in the U.S. rental housing market using e-mail correspondence with landlords advertising units online. We divide Hispanics into two groups: those that appear assimilated into American culture and recent immigrants. We find little difference in the treatment of assimilated Hispanics and whites; however, Hispanics we portray as recent immigrants receive less favorable treatment with margins of net discrimination as large as 6.89% of landlords. We also find discrimination varies significantly at the region level and by the ethnic composition of neighborhoods.

Comments

Published version. Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 81, No. 1 (July 2014): 135-167 appears with permission of Southern Economic Association. DOI. © Southern Economic Association 2014.

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