Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69413
Authors: 
Krause, Annabelle
Rinne, Ulf
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7096
Abstract: 
Numerous empirical studies find a substantial extent of discrimination in hiring decisions. Anonymous job applications have gained attention and popularity to identify and combat this form of discrimination. To test whether their intended effects result in practice, in several European countries such as Sweden, France and the Netherlands field experiments were recently conducted. Also in Germany, a large field experiment has examined the practicability and potentials of this approach. Against the background of the recent German findings as novel evidence, this paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of this new policy proposal.
Subjects: 
anonymous job applications
discrimination
hiring
JEL: 
M51
J71
J78
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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