Automatic Associations and Discrimination in Hiring-Real World Evidence

@inproceedings{Rooth2011AutomaticAA,
  title={Automatic Associations and Discrimination in Hiring-Real World Evidence},
  author={Dan-Olof Rooth},
  year={2011}
}
This is the first study providing empirical support for automatically activated associations inducing discriminatory behavior among recruiters in a real-life hiring situation. Two different field experiments on ethnic discrimination in hiring are combined with a measure of employers’ automatic attitudes and performance stereotypes toward Arab-Muslim men relative to Swedish men using the Implicit Association Test. The results show that the probability to invite Arab-Muslim job applicants… CONTINUE READING

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