Institutional and individual labor market discrimination based on hukou status : an artefactual field experiment

Dulleck, Uwe, Fooken, Jonas, & He, Yumei (2012) Institutional and individual labor market discrimination based on hukou status : an artefactual field experiment. In Proceedings of 27th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association | 66th European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Malaga, Spain.

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We study discrimination based on the hukou system that segregates citizens in groups of migrants and locals in urban China. We use an artefactual field experiment with a labor market framing. We recruit workers on their real labor market as experimental participants and investigate if official discrimination motivates individual discrimination based on hukou status. In our experimental results we observe discrimination based on the hukou characteristic: however, statistical discrimination does not seem to be the source of this, as status is exogeneous for our participants and migrants and locals behave similarly. Furthermore, discrimination increases between two experimental frameworks when motives for statistical discrimination are removed.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
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