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Discriminations à l'embauche : quelle ampleur, quelles solutions ?

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    (PSE - Paris School of Economics - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - ENS Paris - École normale supérieure - Paris - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - INRAE - Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement, BETA - Bureau d'Économie Théorique et Appliquée - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - UNISTRA - Université de Strasbourg - UL - Université de Lorraine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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Hiring discrimination in France is now well documented thanks to accumulated evidence from correspondence testing. The results support that discrimination is widespread and strong: on average, this amounts to a 40 % lower call back rate for ethnic minorities. Such discrimination does not appear only because of a distaste of employers towards minorities; the ability to accurately anticipate the skills and characteristics of candidates from minorities also plays an important role. This allows to design new tools to restore equal treatment, based on enhanced information about applicant's abilities.

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  • Nicolas Jacquemet, 2013. "Discriminations à l'embauche : quelle ampleur, quelles solutions ?," PSE-Ecole d'économie de Paris (Postprint) hal-00876436, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:pseptp:hal-00876436
    DOI: 10.3917/rce.013.0049
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