Marcel Coenders

Marcel Coenders
Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau | SCP

PhD

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Introduction
Marcel Coenders is a senior researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, SCP) in The Hague, the Netherlands. His primary research concerns processes of social inclusion and exclusion, in particular within intergroup relations. His research interests include prejudice, nationalism, socio-cultural and economic integration of migrants, labour market discrimination and social cohesion.
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - present
Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau
Position
  • Principal Investigator
July 2007 - August 2019
Utrecht University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2001 - June 2007
Radboud University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (123)
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This article examines discrimination against black and Muslim minority groups in 20 Western labor markets. We analyze the outcomes of 94 field experiments, conducted between 1973 and 2016 and representing ∼240,000 fictitious job applications. Using meta-analysis, we find that black minority groups are more strongly discriminated against than non-bl...
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We tested whether signaling warmth and competence (“Big Two”) in job applications increases hiring chances. Drawing on a field experimental data from five European countries, we analyzed the responses of employers ( N = 13,162) to applications from fictitious candidates of different origin: native candidates and candidates of European, Asian, or Mi...
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While statistical discrimination theory is often proposed as an important explanation for ethnic discrimination in hiring, research that empirically scrutinizes its underlying assumptions is scant. To test these assumptions, we combine data from a cross-national field experiment with secondary data indicative of the average labor productivity of et...
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This data guide exhaustively documents the results of a 2005 survey of religious and secular attitudes and behavior in the Netherlands. The data files and additional documentation can be downloaded from EASY, the online archiving system of the Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Data Archiving and Networked Services (DAN...
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This data guide exhaustively documents the results of a 2005 survey of religious and secular attitudes and behavior in the Netherlands. The data files and additional documentation can be downloaded from EASY, the online archiving system of the Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Data Archiving and Networked Services (DAN...
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This data guide exhaustively documents the results of a 2005 survey of religious and secular attitudes and behavior in the Netherlands. The data files and additional documentation can be downloaded from EASY, the online archiving system of the Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Data Archiving and Networked Services (DAN...
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This data guide exhaustively documents the results of a 2005 survey of religious and secular attitudes and behavior in the Netherlands. The data files and additional documentation can be downloaded from EASY, the online archiving system of the Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Data Archiving and Networked Services (DAN...
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This data guide exhaustively documents the results of a 2005 survey of religious and secular attitudes and behavior in the Netherlands. The data files and additional documentation can be downloaded from EASY, the online archiving system of the Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Data Archiving and Networked Services (DAN...
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In this study, we present the results of a large-scale field experiment on ethnic discrimination in the Dutch labor market. We sent fictitious job applications ( N = 4211) to vacancies for jobs in ten different occupations in the Netherlands. By examining 35 different ethnic minority groups, we detect considerable differences in discrimination rate...
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In this contribution the focus is on nationalism, i.e. the view that one’s own country and people are unique and superior, implying a negative comparison with regard to other national groups and countries. The research questions we set out to answer are: (1) what are the cross-national differences and trends in nationalism across Europe? (2) Which...
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This thematic issue aims to shed light on the connections between institutions (and related forms of organisation) and social inclusion and exclusion. In this editorial we briefly introduce the concepts, summarise the various articles and provide some general conclusions.
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p>This thematic issue aims to shed light on the connections between institutions (and related forms of organisation) on social inclusion and exclusion. In this editorial we briefly introduce the concepts, summarise the various articles and provide some general conclusions.</p
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This paper examines discrimination against job candidates of Moroccan origin in Spain and the Netherlands. By drawing on insights from group threat theory, we specifically examine how latent ethnic conflicts regarding economic goods or cultural values at the regional level affect discrimination rates of Moroccan minorities in both countries. To thi...
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Ethnic discrimination in the Dutch labour market: Differences between ethnic minority groups and the role of personal information about job applicants In this study, we present the results of a large-scale field experiment on ethnic discrimination in the Dutch job market. We sent fictitious job applications (N = 4,211) to vacancies for jobs in ten...
Technical Report
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This technical report describes the design of the GEMM study, a cross-national harmonized field experiment on ethnic labour market discrimination: Please cite as: Lancee, B., Birkelund, G., Coenders, M., Di Stasio, V., Fernández Reino, M., Heath, A., Koopmans, R., Larsen, E., Polavieja, J., Ramos, M., Thijssen, L., Veit, S., Yemane, R., & Zwier,...
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The Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration & Markets (GEMM) project is a large-scale project investigating causes and consequences of inequality on the labor market. To do so, a large-scale comparative field experiment on discrimination in hiring behaviour was conducted in five countries: The United Kingdom (UK), Spain (ES), Germany (DE), Norway (N...
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The Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration & Markets (GEMM) project is a large-scale project investigating causes and consequences of inequality on the labor market. To do so, a large-scale comparative field experiment on discrimination in hiring behavior was conducted in five countries: The United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Norway and the Netherland...
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Voor de één is het een wondermiddel, voor de ander doet het meer kwaad dan goed: anoniem solliciteren. In de praktijk ligt het uiteraard veel genuanceerder. Dat blijkt wel uit de recente experimenten in Den Haag en Utrecht, die de discussie hebben aangezwengeld.
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Voting for radical right-wing parties has been associated most strongly with national identity threats. In Europe, this has been framed by the radical right in terms of mass-migration and European integration, or other politicians bargaining away national interests. Perhaps surprisingly given the radical right’s nationalist ideology, nationalistic...
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Deze monitor richt zich op twee instrumenten die kunnen worden ingezet om arbeidsmarktdiscriminatie tegen te gaan: anoniem solliciteren en netwerkbijeenkomsten. Hiertoe is gekeken naar de pilots anoniem solliciteren die de gemeenten Den Haag en Utrecht in 2015 uitvoerden, alsmede naar het project waarbij in Den Haag sinds 2014 netwerkbijeenkomsten...
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We describe the Psychosocial Distress Questionnaire-Prostate Cancer (PDQ-PC), a psychosocial screening list developed and validated specifically for prostate cancer patients. An existing screening list, the Psychosocial Distress Questionnaire-Breast Cancer (PDQ-BC), was used as a starting point. Two focus groups were then implemented to investigate...
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In three survey experimental studies among national samples of the native Dutch, we examined feelings towards Muslim immigrants' political party representation. The strategy of disengagement (reject political representation) was evaluated most positively, followed by the descriptive representation strategy (participate as Muslims in existing politi...
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Applying the acculturation framework to the political domain, this research examines how Dutch majority members and members of different minority groups evaluate the political acculturation strategies of an immigrant-origin group. Using an experimental vignette design (N = 664), the results show that the strategy of political assimilation (only adv...
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Trends in ethnocentric reactions among the Dutch population, 1979-2012 Based upon predictions from 1996 about future trends in ethnocentric reactions in the Netherlands, we investigate the trends in ethnocentric reactions among the general public from 1979 to 2012. We distinguish two forms of ethnocentric reactions: negative attitudes towards ethni...
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Although acculturation involves changes of both minority and majority group members, previous research focused primarily on the former. Furthermore, while the relevance of acculturation in the socio-cultural domain is well established, research has largely ignored acculturation in the political domain. This paper presents two experimental studies t...
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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) leads to a significant decrease in CFS-related symptoms and disability. The primary objective of this study was to explore whether partners' solicitous responses and patients' and partners' perceived relationship satisfaction had an effect on treatment outcome. The treatment outco...
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This paper aims to investigate the motives behind people's wishes to move out of ethnically concentrated neighbourhoods. We focus on the impact of perceived social cohesion and negative interethnic attitudes and hypothesise on moving wishes of ethnic majority and minority residents in the Netherlands (i.e. Turks and Moroccans). Data were derived fr...
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Using a representative sample of Dutch natives, the current study examined the distinction between two dimensions of social dominance orientation [SDO-Dominance (SDO-D) and SDO-Egalitarianism (SDO-E)] and their relation with prejudice towards immigrant groups. Results showed that an empirical distinction between the two dimensions could be made. Fu...
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This study examined interminority attitudes among a large sample (N = 1,987) of two minority groups (of Turkish and Moroccan origin) in the Netherlands. The focus is on their attitudes toward each other, toward a third ethnic minority group, and toward the native majority group. The aim is to simultaneously test theoretical predictions related to g...
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Many studies have examined the impact of the size of the neighborhood minority population on prejudicial attitudes of majority residents. However, few studies have investigated how residents of different ethnic origins evaluate different ethnic outgroups based on the shares of these particular ethnic outgroups in their neighborhood. Based on the be...
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This study examines discrimination of Arabic-named applicants in online recruitment procedures in the Netherlands. We develop and implement a new field experiment approach, posting fictitious résumés (n = 636) on two online résumé databases. Two phases of recruitment procedures are examined: employers' decisions to (1) view applicants' complete rés...
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Previous studies of the relationship between interethnic attitudes and the ethnic composition of neighbourhoods have overlooked the impact of neighbourhood problems in ethnically concentrated neighbourhoods. This paper examines the influence of neighbourhood disorder and decline (i.e. increasing disorder) on interethnic attitudes, controlling for t...
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Using data from a nationally representative survey (N=6,632), this study examines among native Dutch adults the relationship between current family characteristics and the attitude towards having ethnic minority members as close kin by marriage. The findings indicate that the opposition to intermarriage is quite high but differs towards different e...
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Using data from a new factorial survey experiment, we study the mechanisms that drive negative interethnic attitudes in urban neighbourhood encounters. Specifically, we examine the extent to which the general impression made by a resident depends on the ethnicity of that resident and on the aspects of the neighbourhood environment. Majority and min...
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This study, conducted in The Netherlands, examines the “paradox of integration” proposition by focusing on the relationship between educational attainment and immigrants’ attitude toward the native population. We found that educational level is related to this attitude in two opposite ways. On the one hand, better educated immigrants had more volun...
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This article examines which individual-level factors are related to people's likelihood of discriminating against ethnic minority job applicants. It moves beyond describing to what extent discrimination occurs by examining the role of individuals' interethnic contacts, education and religion in shaping their behavior towards ethnic minority job app...
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This article examines the relationship between different aspects of family life and acculturation attitudes among adults of the four main immigrant groups in the Netherlands. The focus is on the importance of early parental practices and current (national and transnational) family relationships for the attitude, first, towards socio-cultural mainte...
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This study examines whether refugees self-identify as a member of the host society. We use survey data of more than 2,500 Somali, Iraqi, Afghani, Iranian, and ex-Yugoslavian refugees in the Netherlands. The results show that economic participation in the host country is positively related to refugees’ national self-identification. In addition, we f...
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This study examines xenophobic attitudes of secondary school pupils in the Netherlands. This study builds upon a previous research in three ways. First, attitudes of pupils from both the ethnic majority and minority groups are examined. Second, the impact of positive as well as negative inter-ethnic contacts both within and outside the school envir...
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Using a Dutch national sample containing 7,158 respondents, we examined to what extent 1) ethnic background, 2) family characteristics and 3) migrant characteristics are related to ethnic distance, expressed through the intermarriage attitude, of the Dutch majority and four migrant groups: Turks, Moroccans, Surinamese and Antilleans. First, our stu...
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In this article, we discuss the results of a survey experiment designed to examine the impact of issue framing on the level of aversion to ethnic-targeted school policies in the Netherlands, in 2000 and 2005. Emphasizing the costs for Dutch children increased the level of aversion to these policies, compared to the level of aversion expressed by re...
Conference Paper
Due to globalisation and immigration, the ethnic diversity of European countries increases. Issues of multiculturalism and migration policies are high on the political agenda, fuelled by negative immigrant stances among the general public. In this presentation we focus on the public opinion regarding immigrants and ethnic minorities in European cou...
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We set out to answer three questions: (a) to what extent do (former) EU candidate countries differ from Western European countries regarding opposition to civil rights for legal migrants? (b) to what extent do the (former) EU candidate countries differ among themselves in terms of this particular anti-immigrant sentiment, that is, opposition to civ...
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Xenophobia among youngsters: the influence of interethnic contact. This study examines xenophobic attitudes of high school pupils. It answers the questions: To what extent do high school pupils from different ethnic backgrounds hold xenophobic attitudes? And to what are these attitudes related with interethnic contact? Scientific progress is made i...
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This study examines xenophobic attitudes of high school pupils. It answers the questions: To what extent do high school pupils from different ethnic backgrounds hold xenophobic attitudes? And to what are these attitudes related with interethnic contact? Scientific progress is made in three ways. Firstly, attitudes of high school pupils from both th...
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This article uses data from three studies to examine changing reactions toward ethnic minority groups in the Netherlands (1979–2002). Using realistic conflict theory, Study 1 focuses on support for discrimination of immigrant groups in general. The findings indicate that this support is more widespread in times of high levels of immigration, when t...
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This study investigates the relationship between characteristics of the living environment and antagonistic attitudes towards ethnic out-groups, with a focus on the explanation of opposition to ethnic intermarriage. Previous studies on the relationship between the living environment and prejudice-related attitudes used at most a limited set of cont...
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In this article we focus on the acceptance of migrants among the general public in the receiving societies. We analyze the most radical of such anti-immigrant sentiments, that is, the support for repatriation policies for legally established immigrants. We analyze intra- and international differences among Western and Eastern European societies, ta...
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Deze studie richt zich op de verklaring van de tijd die individuen in vijftien landen besteden aan televisiekijken op basis van persoonskenmerken. Ook crossnationale verschillen in het aantal zenders per land en de aard van het televisieaanbod worden aangemerkt als verklaring voor de tijd besteed aan televisie.
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Deze studie richt zich op de verklaring van de tijd die individuen in vijftien landen besteden aan televisiekijken op basis van persoonskenmerken. Ook crossnationale verschillen in het aantal zenders per land en de aard van het televisieaanbod worden aangemerkt als verklaring voor de tijd besteed aan televisie. Time spent on television in European...
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In this article we analyse the change in unfavourable attitudes towards foreigners among the (West) German public over a period of two decades. Applying pooled survey data from 1980 to 2000, we found an overall trend towards less resistance to the social integration of foreigners, only interrupted by a minor increase between 1994 and 1996. We teste...
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This study examines ethnic educational inequality in the Netherlands, focusing on changes over cohorts in highest educational level and school transitions for the four largest ethnic groups compared with Dutch natives. The maximum maintained inequality (MMI) and the effectively maintained inequality (EMI) propositions are used to predict ethnic edu...
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Summary Ethnic inequality of educational opportunities in the Netherlands: A cohort design The largest Dutch ethnic minority groups did not improve their position in the educational system compared to that of the native Dutch. We show this by cohort analysis on data from the Sociale Positie en Voorzieningengebruik van Allochtonen Surveys (1988, 199...
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Over the last 15 years, numerous asylum seeker centres (ASCs) have been founded in the Netherlands, often preceded and followed by neighbourhood unrest. In this contribution we show to what extent people object to the foundation of ASCs of different sizes. We set out to answer the question of which individual and contextual characteristics contribu...
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In this contribution, we focus on the present resistance to immigrants and asylum seekers in European Union countries. We take advantage of recent, high-quality, cross-national data, which provide the means to perform rigorous tests using advanced statistical methods on hypotheses from previously accumulated theoretical propositions.Thesetests reve...