Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/195033
Authors: 
Leckcivilize, Attakrit
Straub, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Economics [ISSN:] 2193-8997 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 11 [Pages:] 1-32
Abstract: 
This paper investigates effects of appearance and religious practice of job applicants on the hiring decision. We asked participants in our laboratory experiment to select fictitious candidates for an interview from a pool of CVs with comparable characteristics but different photos. Some photos were of the same Turkish women with and without a headscarf. We demonstrate the effects of appearance, ethnicity, and veiling simultaneously and propose underlying mechanisms. We find robust effects of appearance but heterogeneous effects of headscarf on callback rates based on types of occupations and recruiters' characteristics. However, positive characteristics mitigate discrimination against headscarf and even reverse it.
Subjects: 
Labour discrimination
Beauty
Ethnicity
Economics of religion
JEL: 
J15
J71
C91
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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