This chapter aims to provide an exhaustive list of all (i.e. 90) correspondence studies on hiring discrimination that were conducted between 2005 and 2016 (and could be found through a systematic search). For all these studies, the direction of the estimated treatment effects is tabulated. In addition, a discussion of the findings by discrimination ground is provided.
- Hiring discrimination
- Correspondence experiments
- Military service
- Marital status
- Sexual orientation
- Political orientation
- Union affiliation
- Physical appearance
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Some deficiencies of the method were discussed in Chap. 2.
In general, comparing the results across the rows of Table 3.1 is very tricky, as the experiments differed substantially with respect to at least the following characteristics of their design: (i) region of the experiment; (ii) experimental population (e.g., with respect to age and education level); and (iii) sectors, occupations, and vacancies tested.
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Baert, S. (2018). Hiring Discrimination: An Overview of (Almost) All Correspondence Experiments Since 2005. In: Gaddis, S. (eds) Audit Studies: Behind the Scenes with Theory, Method, and Nuance. Methodos Series, vol 14. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71153-9_3
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