Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162452
Authors: 
Weichselbaumer, Doris
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz 1609
Abstract: 
Germany is currently experiencing a high influx of Muslim migrants. From a policy perspective, integration of migrants into the labor market is crucial. Hence, a field experiment was conducted that examined the employment chances of females with backgrounds of migration from Muslim countries, and especially of those wearing headscarves. It focused on Turkish migrants, who have constituted a large demographic group in Germany since the 1970s. In the field experiment presented here, job applications for three fictitious female characters with identical qualifications were sent out in response to job advertisements: one applicant had a German name, one a Turkish name, and one had a Turkish name and was wearing a headscarf in the photograph included in the application material. Germany was the ideal location for the experiment as job seekers typically attach their picture to their résumé. High levels of discrimination were found particularly against the migrant wearing a headscarf.
Subjects: 
Discrimination
Muslim religion
Headscarf
Hiring
Experiment
JEL: 
C93
J15
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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