Correspondence testing studies
AbstractAnti-discrimination policies play an important role in public discussions. However, identifying discriminatory practices in the labor market is not an easy task. Correspondence testing provides a credible way to reveal discrimination in hiring and provide hard facts for policies. The method involves sending matched pairs of identical job applications to employers posting jobs—the only difference being a characteristic that signals membership to a group.
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Volume (Year): (2014)
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correspondence testing; taste-based discrimination; statistical discrimination;
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