Managing discrimination? Public managers can reduce street level bureaucrats’ discrimination among minority groups.
CEPDISC seminar af Simon Calmar Andersen and Jakob Majlund Holm - venligst bemærk at datoen for dette seminar er ændret til d. 20 september
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Speaker: Speaker: Simon Calmar Andersen, Professor, Institut for statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet og Jakob Majlund Holm, Institut for statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet
Resumé (på engelsk):
A substantial number of studies show that street level bureaucrats discriminate among their clients, restricting access to welfare services for minority groups. While most solutions are found in anti-discrimination policies, we argue that public organizations themselves could hold a key to reducing discrimination behavior. More specifically, we test the idea that public managers could encourage street level bureaucrats to provide services more evenly among different social groups. With a field experiment among Danish pre-schools, we illustrate this idea empirically. In the active-control group, non-ethnic Danish children participates substantially less than ethnic Danish children in an evidence-based program. We provide pre-school managers in the treatment-group with various tools to engage in the implementation process, which closes the gap in program-participation between ethnic- and non-ethnic Danish children.
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