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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Does persistence pay off? Accessing social activities with a foreign-sounding name
Organization Unit
  • Helmut Max Dietl
  • Carlos Gomez Gonzalez
  • Paolo Moretti
  • Cornel Nesseler
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Applied Economics Letters
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1350-4851
Volume 28
Number 10
Page Range 881 - 885
Date 2021
Abstract Text In this paper, we examine if a slight behavioural modification has an influence on discrimination. Specifically, we use a field experiment based on emails to observe if persistence increases the chances of joining a social group. We find that native- or foreign-sounding names are equally successful when being persistent. However, non-persistent individuals with foreign-sounding names suffer from discrimination. The results show that persistent individuals can be especially interesting in the context of field experiments.
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1080/13504851.2020.1784381
Other Identification Number merlin-id:19538
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