Headscarf and job recruitment - lifting the veil of labour market discrimination

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/4835
dc.identifier.uri https://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/4878
dc.contributor.author Leckcivilize, Attakrit
dc.contributor.author Straub, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-21T10:57:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-21T10:57:55Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Leckcivilize, A.; Straub, A.: Headscarf and job recruitment - lifting the veil of labour market discrimination. In: IZA Journal of Labor Economics 7 (2018), 11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40172-018-0071-x
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates effects of appearance and religious practice of job applicants on the hiring decision. We asked participants in our laboratory experiment to select fictitious candidates for an interview from a pool of CVs with comparable characteristics but different photos. Some photos were of the same Turkish women with and without a headscarf. We demonstrate the effects of appearance, ethnicity, and veiling simultaneously and propose underlying mechanisms. We find robust effects of appearance but heterogeneous effects of headscarf on callback rates based on types of occupations and recruiters’ characteristics. However, positive characteristics mitigate discrimination against headscarf and even reverse it. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Berlin : BioMed Central (Springer Nature)
dc.relation.ispartofseries IZA Journal of Labor Economics 7 (2018), Nr. 11
dc.rights CC BY 4.0
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Labour discrimination, Beauty, Ethnicity, Economics of religion eng
dc.subject.ddc 330 | Wirtschaft ger
dc.title Headscarf and job recruitment - lifting the veil of labour market discrimination
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 2193-8997
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s40172-018-0071-x
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 11
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 7
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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