Using Employer Hiring Behavior to Test the Educational Signaling Hypothesis
AbstractThis paper presents a test of the educational signaling hypothesis. If employers use education as a signal in the hiring process, they will rely more on education when less is otherwise known about applicants. We find that employers are more likely to lower educational standards when an informal, more informative recruitment channel is used. We thus reject the hypothesis that education is not used as a signal in the hiring process. Copyright The editors of the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics" 2006 .
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- Albrecht, James & van Ours, Jan C., 2001. "Using Employer Hiring Behavior to Test the Educational Signaling Hypothesis," IZA Discussion Papers 399, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Albrecht, James & van Ours, Jan C, 2001. "Using Employer Hiring Behaviour to Test the Educational Signalling Hypothesis," CEPR Discussion Papers 2968, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Albrecht, J.W. & Ours, J.C. van, 2001. "Using Employer Hiring Behavior to Test the Educational Signaling Hypothesis," Discussion Paper 2001-49, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
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