The Matching Hierarchies Model : Evidence from a Survey Experiment on Employers' Hiring Intent Regarding Immigrant Applicants

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serval:BIB_F3984C7D8DFB
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
The Matching Hierarchies Model : Evidence from a Survey Experiment on Employers' Hiring Intent Regarding Immigrant Applicants
Journal
International Migration Review
Author(s)
Auer Daniel, Bonoli Giuliano, Fossati Flavia, Liechti Fabienne
ISSN
0197-9183
1747-7379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
We seek to understand why immigrants encounter labor market integration difficulties and thus propose a model that combines ethnic and occupational rankings to predict which candidates employers will favor for particular occupations (a matching hierarchies model). In a Swiss survey experiment, we found that employers’ evaluations of non-natives follow sociocultural distance perceptions and that a non-native background is a disadvantage mainly in high-skilled occupations. In low-skilled occupations, having an immigrant background is less detrimental. In elucidating disadvantage patterns, we conclude that it is important to consider contextual factors (occupational hierarchies) that may change the nature of nationality-based discrimination.
Keywords
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Demography
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation
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03/05/2018 6:58
Last modification date
10/09/2019 14:46
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