Measuring discrimination facing ethnic minority job applicants: an Irish experiment

  title={Measuring discrimination facing ethnic minority job applicants: an Irish experiment},
  author={F. McGinnity and P. Lunn},
  journal={Work, Employment & Society},
  pages={693 - 708}
  • F. McGinnity, P. Lunn
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Work, Employment & Society
  • The role of employer discrimination in labour market matching is often acknowledged but challenging to quantify. What part of the ‘ethnic penalty’ in the labour market is due to recruitment discrimination? This experiment, the first of its kind in Ireland, explicitly measured this by sending out nearly 500 equivalent CVs from Irish and minority candidates in response to advertised vacancies in the greater Dublin area. We find that candidates with Irish names are over twice as likely to be… CONTINUE READING
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