Ethnic discrimination in hiring decisions: a meta-analysis of correspondence tests 1990–2015

  title={Ethnic discrimination in hiring decisions: a meta-analysis of correspondence tests 1990–2015},
  author={Eva Zschirnt and Didier Ruedin},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={1115 - 1134}
ABSTRACT For almost 50 years field experiments have been used to study ethnic and racial discrimination in hiring decisions, consistently reporting high rates of discrimination against minority applicants – including immigrants – irrespective of time, location, or minority groups tested. While Peter A. Riach and Judith Rich [2002. “Field Experiments of Discrimination in the Market Place.” The Economic Journal 112 (483): F480–F518] and Judith Rich [2014. “What Do Field Experiments of… 
Ethnic discrimination in the Swiss labour market - Ethnic hierarchies in correspondence test results
s of the Papers Paper 1: Measuring Hiring Discrimination – A History of Field Experiments in Discrimination Research Zschirnt, E. (2016) “Measuring Hiring Discrimination – A History of Field
Ethnic discrimination in hiring: comparing groups across contexts. Results from a cross-national field experiment
  • Bram Lancee
  • Sociology
    Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • 2019
ABSTRACT Existing field experimental research unequivocally shows the existence of ethnic discrimination in the labour market. Furthermore, studies have documented considerable variation in
Comparative Perspectives on Racial Discrimination in Hiring: The Rise of Field Experiments
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 against gays and lesbians in hiring decisions: a meta-analysis
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the true level of discrimination against openly gay and lesbian applicants in hiring decisions in OECD countries as well as on its determinants.
Closed doors everywhere? A meta-analysis of field experiments on ethnic discrimination in rental housing markets
ABSTRACT Discrimination is long seen as a meaningful factor for ethnic inequalities on rental housing markets. Yet empirically, the extent of discrimination is still debatable. For the first time,
Ethnic Penalties and Hiring Discrimination: Comparing Results from Observational Studies with Field Experiments in the UK
Ethnic minorities fare less well on average in the labour market than their white British counterparts. Experimental research shows that employers discriminate against ethnic minority applicants
Evidence of Hiring Discrimination Against the Second Generation: Results from a Correspondence Test in the Swiss Labour Market
  • Eva Zschirnt
  • Sociology
    Journal of International Migration and Integration
  • 2019
While there is ample evidence of discrimination against ethnic minority candidates in hiring, most existing studies have focused on stigmatised immigrant groups. Using a correspondence test to ethnic
Racial discrimination in Britain, 1969-2017: a meta-analysis of field experiments on racial discrimination in the British labour market.
There is an enduring pattern of modest discrimination against white minorities of European heritage in contrast to much greater risks of discrimination faced by the main non-white groups, suggesting a strong racial component to discrimination.
Ethnic discrimination against second-generation immigrants in hiring: empirical evidence from a correspondence test
ABSTRACT This article presents the findings of a field experiment on ethnic discrimination against second-generation immigrants in the Finnish labour market. Five job applicants of Finnish, English,


What Do Field Experiments of Discrimination in Markets Tell Us? A Meta Analysis of Studies Conducted Since 2000
  • J. Rich
  • Economics
    SSRN Electronic Journal
  • 2014
Sixty-seven field experiments of discrimination in markets conducted since 2000 across seventeen countries were surveyed. Significant and persistent discrimination was found on all bases in all
The Use of Field Experiments for Studies of Employment Discrimination: Contributions, Critiques, and Directions for the Future
Have we conquered the problems of racial discrimination? Or have acts of discrimination become too subtle and covert for detection? This discussion serves to situate current debates about
Ethnic and Racial Employment Discrimination in Low-Wage and High-Wage Markets: Randomized Controlled Trials Using Correspondence Tests in Israel
Abstract A rich body of literature on employment discrimination exists. Theoretically, discriminatory practices are explained by taste-based discrimination, differences in the bargaining ability of
New Evidence of Ethnic and Gender discriminations in the French Labor Market Using Experimental Data: A Ranking Extension of Responses from Correspondence Tests
We extend the standard hiring discrimination measure by including the cases where several candidates are invited to the same interview. The new measure considers the order in which the employer will
Measuring discrimination facing ethnic minority job applicants: an Irish experiment
The role of employer discrimination in labour market matching is often acknowledged but challenging to quantify. What part of the ‘ethnic penalty’ in the labour market is due to recruitment
Discrimination in the Credential Society: An Audit Study of Race and College Selectivity in the Labor Market
Racial inequality in economic outcomes, particularly among the college educated, persists throughout US society. Scholars debate whether this inequality stems from racial differences in human capital
Measuring Labor Market Discrimination: An Overview of Methods and Their Characteristics
The labor market is a distribution mechanism that assigns individuals to differently rated positions. Labor market processes therefore lead to social inequality. The question of whether social
Race and Marriage in the Labor Market: A Discrimination Correspondence Study in a Developing Country
In Mexico, as in most Latin American countries with indigenous populations, it is commonly believed that European phenotypes are preferred to mestizo or indigenous phenotypes. However, it is hard to
Who Should We Help? An Experimental Test of Discrimination in the British Welfare State
The impact of immigration and rising ethnic diversity on support for the welfare state has been the subject of intense debate. Previous European research has found little evidence for an aggregate
Indiscriminate Discrimination: A Correspondence Test for Ethnic Homophily in the Chicago Labor Market
Numerous field experiments have demonstrated the existence of discrimination in labor markets against specific minority groups. This paper uses a correspondence test to determine whether this