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  Discrimination, narratives and family history: An experiment with Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children

Barron, K., Harmgart, H., Huck, S., Schneider, S., & Sutter, M. (2020). Discrimination, narratives and family history: An experiment with Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children.

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Barron, Kai, Author
Harmgart, Heike, Author
Huck, Steffen, Author
Schneider, Sebastian1, Author              
Sutter, Matthias1, Author              
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1Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Max Planck Society, ou_2173688              

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Free keywords: Discrimination, refugees, children, experiment, integration
 JEL: C91 - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
 JEL: D90 - General
 JEL: J15 - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
 JEL: C93 - Field Experiments
 JEL: J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
 Abstract: We measure the prevalence of discrimination between Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children attending school in Jordan. Using a simple sharing experiment, we find only little discrimination. Among the Jordanian children, however, we see that those who descended from Palestinian refugees do not discriminate at all, suggesting that a family history of refugee status can generate solidarity with new refugees. We also find that parents’ narratives about the refugee crisis are correlated with the degree of discrimination, suggesting that discriminatory preferences are being transmitted through parental attitudes.

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 Dates: 2020-06-08
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Publishing info: Bonn : Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Discussion Paper No. 2020/13
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