Université de Neuchâtel

Revisiting Ethics in Correspondence Testing

Zschirnt, Eva

(nccr on the move ; 8)

Questions of research ethics always arise when planning a correspondence test to study discrimination in the market place. However, the issue is addressed relatively little in published correspondence tests with authors usually referring to the two seminal articles written in this field (i.e. Banton (1997) and Riach and Rich (2004)). Since then correspondence testing has become more widespread...

Université de Neuchâtel

Measuring Hiring Discrimination – A History of Field Experiments in Discrimination Research

Zschirnt, Eva

(nccr on the move ; 7)

Ethnic and racial discrimination in the hiring process is a common and documented problem. Scientists from different backgrounds and numerous countries have tried to measure the extent of this form of discrimination, mostly by using field experiments such as audit or correspondence tests. This paper will provide an overview of the literature on measuring discrimination in more general terms as...