Immigrant volunteering: A way out of labour market discrimination?
Stijn Baert () and
Sunčica Vujić ()
Economics Letters, 2016, vol. 146, issue C, 95-98
Many governments encourage migrants to participate in volunteer activities as a stepping stone to labour market integration. In the present study, we investigate whether this prosocial engagement lowers the hiring discrimination against them. To this end, we use unique data from a field experiment in which fictitious job applications are sent in response to real vacancies in Belgium. Ethnic origin and volunteer activities are randomly assigned to these applications. While non-volunteering native candidates receive more than twice as many job interview invitations as non-volunteering migrants, no unequal treatment is found between natives and migrants when they reveal volunteer activities.
Keywords: Immigrants; Volunteering; Discrimination; Hiring; Integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 J71 D64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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