Labour market discrimination against former juvenile delinquents: evidence from a field experiment

  title={Labour market discrimination against former juvenile delinquents: evidence from a field experiment},
  author={Stijn Baert and E. Verhofstadt},
  journal={Applied Economics},
  pages={1061 - 1072}
  • Stijn Baert, E. Verhofstadt
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • In view of policy action to integrate ex-offenders into society, it is important to identify the underlying mechanisms of the negative relationship between criminal record on the one hand and later employment and earnings on the other hand. In this study, we identify hiring discrimination against former juvenile delinquents in a direct way. To this end, we conduct a field experiment in the Belgian labour market. We find that labour market discrimination is indeed a major barrier in the… CONTINUE READING
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