Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89970
Authors: 
Baert, Stijn
Verhofstadt, Elsy
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7845
Abstract: 
We identify hiring discrimination against former juvenile delinquents in a direct way. To this end we conduct a field experiment in the Belgian labour market. We find that labour market discrimination is indeed a major barrier in the transition to work for former juvenile delinquents. Labour market entrants disclosing a history of juvenile delinquency get about 22 percent less callback compared to their counterparts without a criminal record. This discrimination is more outspoken among the low-educated.
Subjects: 
hiring discrimination
field experiments
juvenile delinquency
transitions in youth
JEL: 
C93
J2
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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