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24 Mar 17

Does work experience mitigate discrimination?

Keywords:
hiring discrimination,
statistical discrimination,
ethnicity,
experience,
human capital

Reference: BAERT Stijn, ALBANESE Andrea, DU GARDEIN Sofie, OVAERE Jolien, STAPPERS Jarno. Does work experience mitigate discrimination? Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 155, pp. 35-38.

Online First: 14/03/2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2017.03.011

Authors:
BAERT Stijn,
ALBANESE Andrea,
DU GARDEIN Sofie,
OVAERE Jolien,
STAPPERS Jarno

Abstract: We test whether ethnic discrimination is heterogeneous by job candidates’ work experience. Fictitious applications are sent to vacancies. We find significant discrimination when candidates have no or little experience but no unequal treatment when they have twenty years of experience.