How Does Labour Market History Influence the Access to Hiring Interviews?

21 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2017 Last revised: 29 Nov 2017

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Emmanuel Duguet

ERUDITE

Remi Le Gall

University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) - ERUDITE; Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée (UPEMLV)

Yannick L'Horty

Université Paris Est

Pascale Petit

EUREQua

Date Written: September 15, 2017

Abstract

We evaluate the effect of labour market history on the current probability to be invited to a hiring interview. We compare the effect of periods of unemployment, part-time job and short-term contracts. Correspondence tests were conducted for accountants and sales assistants. We estimate the discrimination components from the response rate of each candidate by the asymptotic least squares method. We find that men with a part time profile suffer discrimination in both professions. Other differences of treatment are specific: for accountants, we find that the probability of success decreases with the time spent in unemployment, while for for sales assistants the probability of success is smaller with a history of short term contracts.

Keywords: Labour Market History, Unemployment, Part Time Job, Discrimination, Hiring, France

JEL Classification: C51, C93, J16, J24, J71

Suggested Citation

Duguet, Emmanuel and Le Gall, Remi and Le Gall, Remi and L'Horty, Yannick and Petit, Pascale, How Does Labour Market History Influence the Access to Hiring Interviews? (September 15, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3037419 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3037419

Emmanuel Duguet (Contact Author)

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Remi Le Gall

University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) - ERUDITE ( email )

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Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée (UPEMLV) ( email )

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Yannick L'Horty

Université Paris Est ( email )

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Pascale Petit

EUREQua ( email )

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Paris Cedex 13, 75647
France

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