Measuring racial discrimination with fair housing audits: caught in the Act.

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Abstract

Audits conducted in Boston in 1981 uncovered extensive discrimination; black housing seekers were told about 30 percent fewer available housing units than were whites. Finds that the primary cause of this discrimination is economic: housing agents cater to the racial prejudice of current or potential white customers. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-893
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Economic Review
Volume76
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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