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The impact of Septemer 11th, 2001 on the job prospects of foreigners with Arab background - Evidence from German labor market data

  • This paper examines whether the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001 have influenced the job prospects of Arabs in the German labor market. Using a large, representative database of the German working population, the attacks are treated as a natural experiment that may have caused an exogenous shift in attitudes toward persons who are perceived to be Arabs. Evidence from regression-adjusted difference-in-differences-estimates indicates that 9/11 did not cause a severe decline in job prospects. This result is robust over a wide range of control groups and several definitions of the sample and the observation period. Several explanations for this result, which is in line with prior evidence from Sweden, are offered.

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Author:Nils Braakmann
URL: https://pub-data.leuphana.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/451
Document Type:ResearchPaper
Language:English
Year of Completion:2007
Date of Publication (online):2007/01/23
Release Date:2007/01/23
Tag:Discrimination; Exit from unemployment; September 11th
GND Keyword:Diskriminierung; Elfter September; Arbeitslosigkeit
Institutes:Universität / Frühere Fachbereiche
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft