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Overeducation at the Start of the Career: Stepping Stone or Trap?
This study investigates whether young unemployed graduates who accept a job below their level of education accelerate or delay the transition into a job that matches their level of education. We… Expand
Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?
The authors empirically test the cross-sectional relationship between hiring discrimination and labor market tightness at the level of the occupation. To this end, they conduct a correspondence test… Expand
Hiring Discrimination: An Overview of (Almost) All Correspondence Experiments Since 2005
- S. Baert
- 1 May 2017
This chapter aims to provide an exhaustive list of all (i.e. 90) correspondence studies on hiring discrimination that were conducted between 2005 and 2016 (and could be found through a systematic… Expand
Wage subsidies and hiring chances for the disabled: some causal evidence
- S. Baert
- Economics, Medicine
- The European Journal of Health Economics
This study evaluated the effectiveness of wage subsidies as a policy instrument to integrate disabled individuals into the labor market. To identify causal effects, a large-scale field experiment was… Expand
Modeling the Effects of Grade Retention in High School
A dynamic discrete choice model is set up to estimate the effects of grade retention in high school, both in the short- (end-of-year evaluation) and long-run (drop-out and delay). In contrast to… Expand
Do Employer Preferences Contribute to Sticky Floors?
The authors investigate the importance of employer preferences in explaining sticky floors, the pattern in which women are less likely, as compared to men, to start to climb the job ladder. The… Expand
Getting Grey Hairs in the Labour Market: An Alternative Experiment on Age Discrimination
This study presents a new field experimental approach for measuring age discrimination in hiring. In addition to the classical approach in which candidates' ages are randomly assigned within pairs of… Expand
Unemployment or Overeducation: Which is a Worse Signal to Employers?
This study estimates the stigma effect of unemployment and overeducation within one framework. We conduct a randomised field experiment in which we send out trios of fictitious job applications, from… Expand
Does Student Work Really Affect Educational Outcomes? A Review of the Literature
We review the theories put forward, methodological approaches used, and empirical conclusions found in the multidisciplinary literature on the relationship between student employment and educational… Expand
Career Lesbians: Getting Hired for Not Having Kids?
- S. Baert
- 1 November 2014
Using a field experiment, we investigate whether discrimination based on women's sexual orientation differs by age and family constraints. We find weakly significant evidence of discrimination… Expand