Publication
Title
Immigrant volunteering : a way out of labour market discrimination?
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Abstract
Many governments encourage migrants to participate in volunteer activities as a stepping stone to labour market integration. In the present study, we investigate whether this prosocial engagement lowers the hiring discrimination against them. To this end, we use unique data from a field experiment in which fictitious job applications are sent in response to real vacancies in Belgium. Ethnic origin and volunteer activities are randomly assigned to these applications. While non-volunteering native candidates receive more than twice as many job interview invitations as non-volunteering migrants, no unequal treatment is found between natives and migrants when they reveal volunteer activities.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Economics letters. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2016
ISSN
0165-1765
Volume/pages
146(2016), p. 95-98
ISI
000383823900023
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 02.08.2016
Last edited 08.05.2017
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