A member of the InstEAD steering group, Dr Arne Risa Hole, gave a seminar presentation at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics on the 18th of May 2015. Arne presented the paper “The impact of the London bombings on the wellbeing of young Muslims”, co-authored with InstEAD affiliate Dr Anita Ratcliffe.
The research uses the timing of the London bombings, occurring midway through a nationally representative survey of English adolescents, to identify the impact of an exogenous shock to racism on the wellbeing of young Muslims. The results show a decline in the wellbeing of Muslim teenage girls after the bombings, particularly for those facing high levels of deprivation and segregation. No corresponding effects are found among Muslim teenage boys.
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