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Name Discrimination

by Jadrian

A summary of the labor market impacts for naming children with "distinctively black names." Researchers conduct resume studies in Chicago and Boston to determine the frequency of callbacks for two identical employees with different-sounding names. This subtle form of discrimination lengthens the spells of unemployment and creates a gap between white and black workers. Not hiring a worker because an employed believes the applicant is African American is a form of employment discrimination.

Freakonomics: Can Your Name Hurt Your Job Opportunities

Research covering the impact of naming children

from Freakonomics (2010)
Creator: Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Posted by Jadrian