Rental discrimination in the multi-ethnic metropolis: evidence from Sydney

MacDonald, Heather, Nelson, Jacqueline, Galster, George, Paradies, Yin, Dunn, Kevin and Dufty-Jones, Rae 2016, Rental discrimination in the multi-ethnic metropolis: evidence from Sydney, Urban policy and research, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 373-385, doi: 10.1080/08111146.2015.1118376.

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Title Rental discrimination in the multi-ethnic metropolis: evidence from Sydney
Author(s) MacDonald, Heather
Nelson, Jacqueline
Galster, George
Paradies, YinORCID iD for Paradies, Yin
Dunn, Kevin
Dufty-Jones, Rae
Journal name Urban policy and research
Volume number 34
Issue number 4
Start page 373
End page 385
Total pages 13
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0811-1146
Keyword(s) ethnic discrimination
rental housing
paired tester method
Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Studies
Urban Studies
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
rental housing
Summary Investigating differential treatment in rental housing markets is important to ensure that renters are not discriminated against based on their personal characteristics. However, little Australian research has focused systematically on this question. This paper reports the results of a study that used paired tests to estimate the extent of differential treatment of Anglo, Indian, and Muslim Middle Eastern renters in the Sydney metropolitan housing market. We find statistically significant differences in treatment on several measures, including the likelihood an agent will offer an individual appointment, will provide additional information about other housing, will provide additional information about completing the application form, and will contact a prospective renter after an inspection.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/08111146.2015.1118376
Field of Research 1205 Urban And Regional Planning
1604 Human Geography
1605 Policy And Administration
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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