nep-ara New Economics Papers
on Arab World
Issue of 2010‒03‒06
one paper chosen by
Quentin Wodon
World Bank

  1. The Impact of 9/11 and the London Bombings on the Employment and Earnings of U.K. Muslims By Rabby, Faisal; Rodgers III, William M.

  1. By: Rabby, Faisal (Missouri State University); Rodgers III, William M. (Rutgers University)
    Abstract: Using a difference-in-differences framework, this paper estimates the impact that Britain's July 2005 bombings had on the labor market outcomes of UK residents who are either Muslim by religious affiliation or whose nativity profiles are similar to the terrorists. We find a 10 percentage point decrease in the employment of very young Muslim men relative to non-Muslim immigrants after the London bombings. The drop in employment is accompanied by consistent declines in real earnings and hours worked. A weak association between the 9-11 terrorist attacks and a drop in the employment of very young male immigrants from Muslim-majority countries is also found. The terrorist events had little impact on the employment of older men.
    Keywords: Muslim, ethnic minority, minorities, 9/11, employment, London bombings
    JEL: J15 J23 J61 J71
    Date: 2010–02

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