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Replication data for: Do Employers Use Unemployment as a Sorting Criterion When Hiring? Evidence from a Field Experiment

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Eriksson, Stefan
  • Rooth, Dan-Olof
Publication Date
2014-03-01
Description
  • Abstract

    The stigma associated with long-term unemployment spells could create large inefficiencies in labor markets. While the existing literature points toward large stigma effects, it has proven difficult to estimate causal relationships. Using data from a field experiment, we find that long-term unemployment spells in the past do not matter for employers' hiring decisions, suggesting that subsequent work experience eliminate this negative signal. Nor do employers treat contemporary short-term unemployment spells differently, suggesting that they understand that worker/firm matching takes time. However, employers attach a negative value to contemporary unemployment spells lasting at least nine months, providing evidence of stigma effects.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.3.1014 (Text)
Publications
  • Eriksson, Stefan, and Dan-Olof Rooth. “Do Employers Use Unemployment as a Sorting Criterion When Hiring? Evidence from a Field Experiment.” American Economic Review 104, no. 3 (March 2014): 1014–39. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.104.3.1014.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.104.3.1014 (DOI)

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Eriksson, Stefan; Rooth, Dan-Olof (2014): Replication data for: Do Employers Use Unemployment as a Sorting Criterion When Hiring? Evidence from a Field Experiment. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112740