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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.
Hanson, Andrew and Santas, Michael, "Field Experiment Tests for Discrimination against Hispanics in the U.S. Rental Housing Market" (2014). Economics Faculty Research and Publications. 444.