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Oppositional identities and employment for ethnic minorities: evidence from England

Battu, Harminder and Zenou, Yves (2010) Oppositional identities and employment for ethnic minorities: evidence from England The Economic Journal, 120, (542), F52-F71. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0297.2009.02337.x).

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Where a community or group is socially excluded from a dominant group, some individuals of that group may identify with the dominant culture and others may reject that culture. The aim of this article is to investigate this issue by empirically analysing the potential trade-off for ethnic minorities between sticking to their own roots and labour market success. We find that the social environment of individuals and attachments to culture of origin has a strong association with identity choice. Our results also suggest that those non-whites who have preferences that accord with being oppositional do experience an employment penalty.

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Published date: February 2010
Organisations: Social Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 339652
ISSN: 0013-0133
PURE UUID: d99f171a-2f04-4efb-93aa-6736e634f5a9

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Date deposited: 29 May 2012 08:58
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:53

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Author: Harminder Battu
Author: Yves Zenou

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