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Correspondence testing studies

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  • Dan-Olof Rooth

    (Linnaeus University, Sweden, and IZA, Germany)

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Anti-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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Article provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its journal IZA World of Labor.

Volume (Year): (2014)
Issue (Month): (May)
Pages: 1–10

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Handle: RePEc:iza:izawol:journl:y:2014:p:58

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Keywords: correspondence testing; taste-based discrimination; statistical discrimination;

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