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CentrePiece article
In brief...Prejudice in a time of recession
David W. Johnston and Grace Lordan
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP453:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015

Tags: prejudice; attitudes; recessions; racism; discrimination

Is there more racial prejudice when the economy is weak and does it result in greater racial discrimination in the workplace? In an exploration of UK social attitudes and labour market outcomes over the business cycle, David Johnston and Grace Lordan detect a widening of racial inequalities in wages and employment during recessions.

This article summarises 'Racial Prejudice and Labour Market Penalties during Economic Downturns' by David Johnston and Grace Lordan, forthcoming in the European Economic Review