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Title
Is there less discrimination in occupations where recruitment is difficult?
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Abstract
The authors empirically test the cross-sectional relationship between hiring discrimination and labor market tightness at the level of the occupation. To this end, they conduct a correspondence test in the youth labor market. In line with theoretical expectations, results show that, compared to natives, candidates with a foreign-sounding name are equally often invited to a job interview if they apply for occupations for which vacancies are difficult to fill; but, they have to send out twice as many applications for occupations for which labor market tightness is low. Findings are robust to various sensitivity checks.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Industrial and labor relations review. - Ithaca, N.Y., 1947, currens
Publication
Ithaca, N.Y. : 2015
ISSN
0019-7939
2162-271X [online]
Volume/pages
68:3(2015), p. 467-500
ISI
000353587400001
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 14.08.2017
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