Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS)

Ethnic Inequality in the Labour Market

Cross-national perspectives and causal analysis

28Sept2017 29Sept2017 09.00


In the past decades, an extensive body of literature has emerged that investigates the labour market performance of ethnic minorities in comparison to the majority population. Researchers have focused on characteristics of job seekers, such as their ethnic origin, skills, motivation, and work experience.

Similarly, scholars have studied employers, mainly focusing on ethnic discrimination and workplace characteristics. A third avenue of research is to study how national institutions affect ethnic inequalities on the labour market.

This conference brings together scholars studying the causes and consequences of ethnic disparities in the labour market. We especially invite contributions that are crossnationally comparative, and contributions that focus on the causal analysis of ethnic inequalities, for example, using experimental designs.

The event is organized by the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Center for Inequality Studies (AMCIS). During the workshop, pre-selected papers will be discussed and presented.

There is no conference fee; lunch and a conference dinner will be provided.

Confirmed speakers

  • Michael Gaddis, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles
  • Ruud Koopmans, WZB Berlin Social Science Centre
  • Kevin Stainback, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Doris Weichselbaumer, Johannes Kepler University Linz



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Henri Polaklaan 9

1018 CP Amsterdam


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