Does age matter for employability? A field experiment on ageism in the Swedish labour market

@article{Ahmed2012DoesAM,
  title={Does age matter for employability? A field experiment on ageism in the Swedish labour market},
  author={Ali Ahmed and Lina Andersson and Mats Hammarstedt},
  journal={Applied Economics Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={403 - 406}
}
This article presents the findings of the first field experiment on age discrimination in the Swedish labour market. Pairs of matched applications, one from a fictitious 31-year-old male applicant and one from a fictitious 46-year-old male applicant, were sent to employers with job openings for restaurant workers and sales assistants. Employers' responses to the applicants were then recorded. The experimental data provide clear and strong evidence of significant ageism in the Swedish labour… Expand
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