Labor Discrimination and its Moral Determinants

This project employs experiments to study discrimination in today’s labor market and what drives individuals who discriminate or refuse to discriminate. It focuses on the UK and evaluates discrimination of workers along three dimensions central to anti-discrimination laws: ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. It also examines how diverse moral views regarding whether to treat workers according to these dimensions drive discrimination and the refusal to discriminate. The project will inform academics and policymakers regarding the extent and drivers of modern labor discrimination, and it will serve as the basis for further studies of discrimination across countries.