The role of workplaces in hiring discrimination in France : evidence from a large-scale correspondence study (WORK_DISCRI) (2017)

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This project obtained funding from LIEPP through the 2017 call for proposals.

This project aims at measuring the effect of the firm context on minorities' employment opportunity by producing new large-scale data on hiring discrimination in France. We will implement a correspondence study that will be one of the largest ever implemented in France which will allow us to manipulate different discriminatory factors (gender, ethnicity, social class). We will create an artificial pool of applications and randomly assign the discriminatory characteristics to each application. In order to conduct a large-scale correspondence study, we will send fictitious applications to real job vacancies posted on the five major platforms of online job boards in the French labor market (Monster, Jobijoba, Indeed, Keljob, ANPE, APEC and Le Bon Coin). We will respond daily to job advertisements provided by the major online platforms. Using the official repository of all establishments (SIRENE), the results of our correspondence study will be merged with firm-level data (DADS) and fiscal data (FARE) that will allow us to investigate the role of the workplace context. Our project will be the first to provide systematic and extensive evidence on workplace inequality in France concerning access to employment.

Derniers événements de l'axe


Les publications de l'axe:

  • Anne REVILLARD, Les inégalités de genre dans l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche: Discussion autour du LIEPP Policy Brief nº14 LIEPP Methodological Discussion Paper n°4, Octobre 2014
  • Pierre DESCHAMPS, José DE SOUSA, Labor Mobility and Racial Discrimination LIEPP Working Paper , n°35, December 2014
  • François BONNET, Etienne LALÉ, Mirna SAFI, Etienne WASMER, Better residential than ethnic discrimination! Reconciling audit's findings and interviews'findings in the Parisian housing market LIEPP Working Paper n° 36, février 2015
  • François BONNET, Robert ELLICKSON, Etienne LALÉ, David LAITIN, Mirna SAFI, Etienne WASMER, Better residential than ethnic discrimination! LIEPP Methodological Discussion Paper n°5, September 2015
  • Anne REVILLARD, La réception de l'action publique LIEPP Working Paper, n°55, July 2016
  • Clément BELLET, Eve SIHRA, Less Food for More Status: Caste Inequality and Conspicuous Consumption in India LIEPP Working Paper, n° 56, September 2016
  • Roger WALDINGER, Thomas SOEHL, Renee LUTHRA, Acquiring and Exercising Citizenship: The New Second Generation in the United States LIEPP Working Paper, n°58, October 2016
  • Aliya SAPERSTEIN, Making the Case for Racial Mobility , LIEPP Working Paper, n°69, September 2017
  • Robin STRYKER, Heidi REYNOLDS-STENSON, Krista FREDERICO Family responsibilities discrimination, HR work-family discourse and organizational mediation of US civil rights law , LIEPP Working Paper, n°70, September 2017