Title
Hiring discrimination against pro-union applicants : the role of union density and firm size
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Haarlem ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
De economist. - Haarlem
Volume/pages
163(2015) :3 , p. 263-280
ISSN
0013-063X
ISI
000358662400001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We study the causal impact of revealing pro-unionism during the recruitment stage on hiring chances. To this end, we conduct a randomised field experiment in the Belgian labour market. When matched with employer and sector data, the experimentally gathered data enable us to test the heterogeneity of discrimination against pro-union applicants by the union density in the sector and the size of the firm. We find that disclosure of pro-unionism affects hiring chances in a negative way and that-in line with our expectations based on the literature-this negative impact is stronger in highly unionised sectors.
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