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What does a job candidate's age signal to employers? / Hannah Van Borm (Ghent University), Ian Burn (University of Liverpool and SOFI), Stijn Baert (Ghent University, University of Antwerp, Université catholique de Louvain, IZA and IMISCOE) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserVan Borm, Hannah ; Burn, Ian ; Baert, Stijn
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, December 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12849
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-208117 
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Research has shown that hiring discrimination is a barrier for older job candidates in many OECD countries. However, little research has delved into why older job candidates are discriminated against. Therefore, we have conducted an online scenario experiment involving recruiters to empirically investigate 15 potential stigma related to older age drawn from a systematic review of the literature. We found that older age particularly signals to recruiters that the applicant has lower technological skill, flexibility, and trainability levels. Together, these perceptions explain about 41% of the effect of age on the probability of being invited to a job interview. In addition, we found that the negative association between age and invitation probability is smaller when recruiters work for firms with a higher percentage of older employees.