Atlantic Economic Journal

, 39:273 | Cite as

Post 9-11 U.S. Muslim Labor Market Outcomes

  • Faisal RabbyEmail author
  • William M. RodgersIII


Using a difference-in-differences framework and micro data from the Current Population Survey-Merged Outgoing Rotation Group Files (1999 to 2004), this paper estimates the impact that the 9-11 terrorists attacks had on the U.S. labor market outcomes of individuals with nativity profiles similar to the terrorists. We find that shortly after the attacks, the employment-population ratios and hours worked of very young (ages 16 to 25) Muslim men fell. By 2004, most losses had begun to dissipate. The employment-population ratios and hours worked of older Muslim men experienced little deterioration. We find no effect of the U.K.’s July 2005 London bombings on the labor market outcomes of U.S. Muslims.


Muslim Arab Discrimination Islamic terror Employment 9-11 September 11 


J15 J61 J71 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

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