The impact of military work experience on later hiring chances in the civilian labour market: Evidence from a field experiment
AbstractThis study directly assesses the impact of military work experience compared with civilian work experience in similar jobs on the subsequent chances of being hired in the civilian labour market. It does so through a field experiment in the Belgian labour market. A statistical examination of our experimental dataset shows that in general we cannot reject that employers are indifferent to whether job candidates gained their experience in a civilian or a military environment. --
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Economics Discussion Papers with number 2013-34.
Date of creation: 2013
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field experiments; hiring discrimination; economics of defence;
Other versions of this item:
- Baert, Stijn & Balcaen, Pieter, 2013. "The impact of military work experience on later hiring chances in the civilian labour market: Evidence from a field experiment," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, vol. 7(37), pages 1-17.
- S. Baert & P. Balcaen, 2013. "The Impact of Military Work Experience on Later Hiring Chances in the Civilian Labour Market. Evidence from a Field Experiment," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 13/843, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- J45 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Public Sector Labor Markets
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-07-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-EXP-2013-07-15 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-HRM-2013-07-15 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2013-07-15 (Labour Economics)
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