The Signaling Value of Labor Market Programs

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Publications
Titre
The Signaling Value of Labor Market Programs
Auteur(s)
Liechti F., Fossati F., Bonoli G., Auer D.
Détails de l'institution
nccr - on the move
Adresse
Université de Neuchâtel
Date de publication
2016
Numéro
9
Genre
Working paper series
Langue
anglais
Nombre de pages
27
Notes
The nccr - on the move is the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for migration and mobility studies
Résumé
This paper investigates how employers interpret participation in active labor market programs for hiring decisions. Drawing on signaling theory, we assume that employers use program participation as a signal for a candidate’s qualities. On the basis of a factorial survey experiment, we simulated a hiring process for two job positions, a low and mid-skilled one, in the hotel sector. Recruiters were asked to evaluate fictional candidates that differ, among other characteristics, in their participation in active labor market programs. Our results show that employers do use participation in labor market programs as a signal. Its impact can be positive as well as negative, depending on the type of job that is applied for. For low-skill positions, the impact is more positive than for mid-skilled ones. We also show that the signal “participation in a labor market program” interacts with education and, to a lesser extent, nationality. By studying interactions among signals and with job type, this article contributes both, to a better understanding of how job market signaling works as well as to the literature on labor market programs.
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Fonds national suisse / Programmes
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