Hiring Discrimination Against Pro-union Applicants: The Role of Union Density and Firm Size

  title={Hiring Discrimination Against Pro-union Applicants: The Role of Union Density and Firm Size},
  author={Stijn Baert and E. Omey},
  journal={De Economist},
  • Stijn Baert, E. Omey
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • De Economist
  • We study the causal impact of revealing pro-unionism during the recruitment stage on hiring chances. To this end, we conduct a randomised field experiment in the Belgian labour market. When matched with employer and sector data, the experimentally gathered data enable us to test the heterogeneity of discrimination against pro-union applicants by the union density in the sector and the size of the firm. We find that disclosure of pro-unionism affects hiring chances in a negative way and that—in… CONTINUE READING
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