Islamistic terror and the labour market prospects of arab men in england: Does a country's direct involvement matter?

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This paper considers two questions on the labour market discrimination against Arab or Muslim men after the recent terrorist attacks. First, I consider for the first time the impact of the September 11 attacks on the wages and working hours of Arabs in Europe. Second, I test whether the fact that a country was the direct target of terrorist attacks influences discrimination using the Madrid train bombings on 11 March 2004 and the London bombings on 7 July 2005 as quasi-experimental events. The results indicate that the wages, hours worked and employment probabilities of Arab men were unchanged by the attacks.
ZeitschriftScottish Journal of Political Economy
Seiten (von - bis)430-454
Anzahl der Seiten25
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.09.2010