Getting Grey Hairs in the Labour Market: An Alternative Experiment on Age Discrimination

  title={Getting Grey Hairs in the Labour Market: An Alternative Experiment on Age Discrimination},
  author={Stijn Baert and Jennifer Norga and Yannick Thuy and Marieke Van Hecke},
  journal={Elder Law Studies eJournal},
  • Stijn Baert, Jennifer Norga, +1 author Marieke Van Hecke
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Elder Law Studies eJournal
  • 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 fictitious resumes that are sent to real vacancies, we randomly assign activities undertaken by the older candidates during their additional life years between these pairs. When applying this design to the Belgium case, we find that age discrimination is fundamentally heterogeneous by older… CONTINUE READING
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