Physical Disability and Labor Market Discrimination : Evidence from a Field Experiment (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Physical Disability and Labor Market Discrimination : Evidence from a Field Experiment

Author: Charles Bellemare; Marion Goussé; Guy Lacroix
Publisher: Québec, QC, CA : Centre interuniversitaire sur le risque, les politiques économiques et l'emploi, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We investigate the determinants and extent of labor market discrimination toward people with acute physical disabilities (wheelchair users) using data from a large scale field experiment conducted in the province of Qu?ebec (Canada). Applications (cover letters and CVs) were randomly sent to 1477 private firms operating in two urban regions (Montréal and Québec City) advertising open positions requiring various  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bellemare; Marion Goussé; Guy Lacroix
OCLC Number: 1017947479
Description: 1 online resource (24 pages)
Responsibility: Charles Bellemare.
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Abstract:

We investigate the determinants and extent of labor market discrimination toward people with acute physical disabilities (wheelchair users) using data from a large scale field experiment conducted in the province of Qu?ebec (Canada). Applications (cover letters and CVs) were randomly sent to 1477 private firms operating in two urban regions (Montréal and Québec City) advertising open positions requiring various skill levels. The applications were randomly generated to cover a broad spectrum of potential determinants of discrimination (gender, skill level, work history, workplace adjustment costs, etc.). We find that average callback rates of disabled and non-disabled applicants is 14.4% and 31%, respectively, yielding a differential callback rate of 46%. We also investigate whether the differential may result from accessibility constraints related to the physical infrastructures where firms are located (poor and access to an elevator, availability of wheelchair, etc.). The latter are found to have no explanatory power. In addition, applications which explicitly mention that the candidate is eligible to a government subsidy to cover the cost of workplace adaptations and assistive technology do not yield higher callback rates.

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