Other dimensions of discrimination

Eleonora Patacchini, Giuseppe Ragusa, Yves Zenou

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This chapter is devoted to the analysis of other (under-researched) dimensions of discrimination: age discrimination, disability discrimination, and housing discrimination. Although the existing cross-country data for Europe do not allow for a presentation of detailed analysis of these topics, the chapter revises the specific theoretical mechanisms in each area and presents an overview of existing empirical studies. For age discrimination, it uses a special module of the European Social Survey to provide some evidence on attitudes in Europe towards ageing, and experiences with prejudice because of age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnexplored Dimensions of Discrimination
EditorsTito Boeri, Eleonora Patacchini, Giovani Peri
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780191796500
ISBN (Print)9780198729853
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameReports for the Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti


  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Housing discrimination

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