Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/166021
Authors: 
Arai, Mahmood
Gartell, Marie
Rödin, Magnus
Özcan, Gülay
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2016:20
Abstract: 
Using an experimental setup involving 436 case workers at the Swedish Public Employment Service (SPES) as subjects and the profile photographs and recorded voices of 75 jobseekers as treatments, we report results indicating that male case workers tend to favor jobseekers perceived as having a stereotypical Swedish appearance when they select candidates to be recommended for labor market programs (LMP). This bias represents a roughly 50-percent greater chance of being selected if you compare the candidate with the highest score with regard to stereotypical Swedish looks (8/10) with the candidate with the lowest score (3/10) in our sample.
Subjects: 
Discrimination
Ethnic Discrimination
Racial Discrimination
Stereotypes
Noncognitive Attributes
JEL: 
J7
J15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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