Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69378
Authors: 
Baert, Stijn
Cockx, Bart
Gheyle, Niels
Vandamme, Cora
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7145
Abstract: 
We empirically test the relationship between hiring discrimination and labour market tightness at the level of the occupation. To this end, we conduct a correspondence test in the youth labour market. In line with theoretical expectations, we find that, compared to natives, candidates with a foreign sounding name are equally often invited to a job interview if they apply for occupations for which vacancies are difficult to fill, but they have to send twice as many applications for occupations for which labour market tightness is low. Our findings are robust against various sensitivity checks.
Subjects: 
hiring discrimination
ethnic discrimination
labour market tightness
field experiments
JEL: 
C93
J15
J21
J24
J42
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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