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The Ethnic Employment and Income Gap in Sweden: Is Skill or Labor Market Discrimination the Explanation?

  • Espen R. Moen
Publiceringsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 487-510
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Volym: 111
Nummer: 3
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc


This study uses a cognitive test score, the Swedish Military Enlistment test taken at age 18, to identify whether the ethnic employment and income gap in Sweden is caused by a pre-market skill gap and/or ethnic discrimination. The employment gap and income gap are estimated for males born in Sweden with different ethnic backgrounds: their parents were born in Sweden or in southern Europe or outside Europe. Controlling for the cognitive test score does not affect the ethnic employment gap, and for incomes the ethnic income gap almost disappears.



  • Business and Economics
  • ethnic discrimination
  • Productive skills
  • wages
  • second generation
  • J64
  • J71


  • ISSN: 0347-0520

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