Experimental Evidence of Discrimination in the Hiring of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants

16 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2010

Abstract

Previous field experiments that study ethnic discrimination in the labour market are extended in this paper, which outlines a study comparing discrimination of first- and second-generation immigrants. Qualitatively identical resumes, belonging to first- and second-generation immigrants from the Middle East, were sent to employers in Sweden that had advertised for labour. The findings suggest, somewhat unexpectedly, that first- and second-generation immigrants have essentially the same probability of being invited to a job interview, which in turn is significantly lower than the probability of invitation to interview for natives.

Suggested Citation

Carlsson, Magnus, Experimental Evidence of Discrimination in the Hiring of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants. LABOUR, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 263-278, September 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1661413 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2010.00482.x

Magnus Carlsson (Contact Author)

University of Kalmar ( email )

Sweden

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