Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/78690
Authors: 
Åslund, Olof
Nordström Skans, Oskar
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2007:31
Abstract: 
Anonymous application procedures (AAP) are increasingly promoted as a way to combat employment discrimination. The idea gets support from theory and experimental evidence, but virtually nothing is known about its real-life effects. We present empirical evidence building on micro data collected in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, where AAP was used in parts of the local administration. Difference-in-differences estimates, with extensive controls for qualifications, suggest that AAP increased the chances of advancing to interviews for both women and individuals of non-Western origin. Women also experienced a higher probability of being offered a job, but no such effect is found for immigrants.
Subjects: 
Anonymous applications
discrimination
employment
JEL: 
J71
J78
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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