Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82219
Authors: 
Eriksson, Stefan
Lagerström, Jonas
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2004:2
Abstract: 
We use the Swedish Job Applicant Database to empirically investigate whether being unemployed per se reduces the probability to get contacted by a firm. This database contains personal characteristics and preferences over the type of job the applicant wants to find. The data is submitted both by employed and unemployed workers over the Internet by the applicants themselves. This means that we have access to exactly the same information as firms have when they choose whom to contact. Our results show that an unemployed applicant faces a lower probability to get contacted by a firm than an otherwise identical employed applicant, thus supporting the claim that firms view employment status as an important signal for productivity.
Subjects: 
Employed and unemployed job seekers
discrimination
JEL: 
J64
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
420.03 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.