Next Article in Journal
Active Empathic Listening Scale (AELS): Reliability and Validity in a Nationwide Sample of Greek Educators
Previous Article in Journal
Refugees in Cyprus: Local Acceptance in the Past and Present
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessTechnical Note
Soc. Sci. 2017, 6(4), 112; doi:10.3390/socsci6040112

Methodology of Correspondence Testing for Employment Discrimination Involving Ethnic Minority Applications: Dutch and English Case Studies of Muslim Applicants for Employment

1
Human Relations Management, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, Maurice Keyworth Building, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
2
Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 15 Webster Street, Liverpool L3 2ET, UK
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 July 2017 / Revised: 8 September 2017 / Accepted: 22 September 2017 / Published: 26 September 2017
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [208 KB, uploaded 26 September 2017]

Abstract

We comment on methodological issues in the use of correspondence testing for discrimination in access to employment—that of submitting identical CVs to employers, but differing by the name (implying their ethnicity) of the candidate. After contrasting changing social structures in Britain and The Netherlands regarding ethnicity and Muslim integration, we report two case studies using correspondence testing for discrimination in employment involving a Muslim woman (in Manchester, England) and a Muslim man (in Rotterdam, Netherlands), outlining the recent socio-political situation concerning ethnic relations in The Netherlands. The methods used indicated apparent discrimination in employment involving both applicants. However, the novel methods we have employed require further verification using both traditional and novel methodologies. Findings from the two case studies are discussed and compared, with further research proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: employment discrimination; ethnic minorities; Muslims; England; Netherlands; Islamophobia employment discrimination; ethnic minorities; Muslims; England; Netherlands; Islamophobia
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Abubaker, M.; Bagley, C.A. Methodology of Correspondence Testing for Employment Discrimination Involving Ethnic Minority Applications: Dutch and English Case Studies of Muslim Applicants for Employment. Soc. Sci. 2017, 6, 112.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Soc. Sci. EISSN 2076-0760 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top