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Media visibility and social tolerance: Evidence from USA


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Title: Media visibility and social tolerance: Evidence from USA
Authors: Ralsmark, Hilda
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Extent: 39
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
703
Keywords: Media
Information and Knowledge
Economics of minorities
Crime
Abstract: I study the impact of media visibility of people of colour on the rate of hate crimes motivated by race or ethnicity in the United States. To do so, I construct a novel measure of state-level media visibility of people of colour between 2007 and 2013. Comparing state-level variation in the hate crime rate with a measure of the one-year lagged state-level variation in media visibility, I find that an increase in media visibility reduces the number of hate crimes. The effect is not larger in stat... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: L82; D83; J15; K42
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/53014
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