Title
Immigrant volunteering : a way out of labour market discrimination? Immigrant volunteering : a way out of labour market discrimination?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Economics letters. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
146(2016) , p. 95-98
ISSN
0165-1765
ISI
000383823900023
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/f08e9a/134680.pdf
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