Comparative Perspectives on Racial Discrimination in Hiring: The Rise of Field Experiments

  title={Comparative Perspectives on Racial Discrimination in Hiring: The Rise of Field Experiments},
  author={Lincoln Quillian and Arnfinn H. Midtb{\o}en},
  journal={Annual Review of Sociology},
This article reviews studies of discrimination against racial and ethnic minority groups in hiring in cross-national comparative perspective. We focus on field-experimental studies of hiring discrimination: studies that use fictitious applications from members of different racial and ethnic group to apply for actual jobs. There are more than 140 field experimental studies of hiring discrimination against ethno-racial minority groups in 30 countries. These studies show that racial and ethnic… 

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