International Journal of Manpower: Volume 39 Issue 4


An interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics

Table of contents - Special Issue: Hiring discrimination: measures, moderators and mechanisms

Guest Editors: Stijn Baert, Magnus Carlsson, Nick Drydakis

Do photos help or hinder field experiments of discrimination?

Judith Rich

The purpose of this paper is to assess field experiments of labour and product markets that have attached photos to identify applicants (in the case of labour markets) or…

How does labour market history influence the access to hiring interviews?

Emmanuel Duguet, Rémi Le Gall, Yannick L’Horty, Pascale Petit

The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence of the effect of labour market status on the current probability to be invited to a hiring interview. The authors compare the…

Neighborhood signaling effects, commuting time, and employment: Evidence from a field experiment

Magnus Carlsson, Abdulaziz Abrar Reshid, Dan-Olof Rooth

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether there is unequal treatment in hiring depending on whether a job applicant signals living in a bad (deprived) neighborhood or in…

Does size matter? Hiring discrimination and firm size

Stijn Baert, Ann-Sofie De Meyer, Yentl Moerman, Eddy Omey

The purpose of this paper is to study the association between firm size and hiring discrimination against women, ethnic minorities and older job candidates.


Does marital status affect how firms interpret job applicants’ un/employment histories?

Margaret Maurer-Fazio, Sili Wang

The purpose of this paper is to explore whether single and married female job candidates’ un/employment histories differentially affect their chances of obtaining interviews…

What drives hiring discrimination against transgenders?

Hannah Van Borm, Stijn Baert

The purpose of this paper is to explore the mechanisms underlying hiring discrimination against transgender women.


Parental leave length, social norms, and female labor market re-entry frictions

Vojtech Bartoš, Barbara Pertold-Gebicka

The purpose of this paper is to identify the role of employers in creating employment gaps among women returning to the labor market after parental leaves of different durations.

Masculine vs feminine personality traits and women’s employment outcomes in Britain: A field experiment

Nick Drydakis, Katerina Sidiropoulou, Vasiliki Bozani, Sandra Selmanovic, Swetketu Patnaik

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether masculine personality traits in women generate better job market prospects, as compared to feminine personality traits.


Economic pluralism in the study of wage discrimination: a note

Nick Drydakis

Economic pluralism proposes that economists and social planners should consider alternative theories to establish a range of policy actions. Neoclassical, Feminist and Marxian…

A “catch-22”: self-inflicted failure of GCC nationalization policies

Usamah F. Alfarhan, Samir Al-Busaidi

The purpose of this paper is to explain prevalent earnings differentials in Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC’s) private sectors between skilled local and migrant labor and provide…

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