Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?

  title={Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?},
  author={Stijn Baert and Bart Cockx and Niels Gheyle and C. Vandamme},
  journal={ILR Review},
  pages={467 - 500}
  • Stijn Baert, Bart Cockx, +1 author C. Vandamme
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • ILR Review
  • The authors empirically test the cross-sectional relationship between hiring discrimination and labor market tightness at the level of the occupation. To this end, they conduct a correspondence test in the youth labor market. In line with theoretical expectations, results show that, compared to natives, candidates with a foreign-sounding name are equally often invited to a job interview if they apply for occupations for which vacancies are difficult to fill; but, they have to send out twice as… CONTINUE READING
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