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24 Mar 17

Does work experience mitigate discrimination?

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

Online First: 14/03/2017

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

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.

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.

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

Project: Evaluating Active and Passive Labour Market Policies in Europe

Linked publications
ALBANESE Andrea, CAPPELLARI Lorenzo, LEONARDI Marco
LISER, 2017, Working Papers n°2017-13, 36 p.