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IPR Colloq. with L. Quillian (IPR/Sociology) - Racial-Ethnic Hiring Discrimination, Immigration, and Labor Market Conditions

When: Monday, January 23, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Chambers Hall, Ruan Conf. Room (lower level), 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Carlton Langford   (847) 491-3395

Group: Institute For Policy Research

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


"Racial-Ethnic Hiring Discrimination, Immigration, and Labor Market Conditions"*

by Lincoln Quillian, Professor of Sociology, IPR Fellow, and Chair of IPR's Program on Urban Policy and Community Development

Abstract: In this talk, Quillian considers how racial-ethnic discrimination in hiring is related to labor market conditions and immigration status. The analysis is based on data combining results from more than 100 field experiments on race-ethnic discrimination in hiring conducted in 13 countries. The data allow for a broad view of factors associated with discrimination in receiving callbacks grounded in extensive variation in contextual conditions. The data suggest a stable ratio of positive callbacks for white to nonwhite applicants regardless of the degree of slack in the labor market. Immigration status does not produce more race-ethnic discrimination if the applicant received their highest educational degree in the host country and is a citizen. Non-citizens and persons with foreign educational credentials face significant callback penalties.

This colloquium is part of the Fay Lomax Cook Monday Winter 2023 Colloquium Series.

Please note all colloquia this quarter will be held in-person only.

* This presentation will cover work in progress.

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