Ethnicity, Assimilation and Harassment in the Labor Market

G. Epstein, IN. Gang

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We often observe minority ethnic groups at a disadvantage relative to the majority. Why is this and what can be done about it? Efforts made to assimilate, and time, are two elements working to bring the minority into line with the majority. A third element, the degree to which the majority welcomes the minority, also plays a role. We develop a simple theoretical model useful for examining the consequences for assimilation and harassment of growth in the minority population, time, and the role of political institutions
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)67-90
JournalResearch in Labor Economics
StatePublished - 2009


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