Immigrant Volunteering: A Way Out of Labour Market Discrimination?

  title={Immigrant Volunteering: A Way Out of Labour Market Discrimination?},
  author={Stijn Baert and S. Vuji{\'c}},
  journal={Randomized Social Experiments eJournal},
  • Stijn Baert, S. Vujić
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Randomized Social Experiments eJournal
  • Many governments encourage migrants to participate in volunteer activities as a stepping stone to labour market integration. In the present study, we investigate whether this prosocial engagement lowers the hiring discrimination against them. To this end, we use unique data from a field experiment in which fictitious job applications are sent in response to real vacancies in Belgium. Ethnic origin and volunteer activities are randomly assigned to these applications. While non-volunteering… CONTINUE READING
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