Special Issue "Labour Market Discrimination"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Stijn Baert
Guest Editor
Department of Economics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Interests: unemployment; labour market discrimination; work and health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An important threshold towards sustainable societies is discrimination. Labour market discrimination ensures the sustainable integration of certain individuals and their children (and therefore their prosperity and well-being).

Recent experimental research indicates that recruitment discrimination in particular is a problem on the labour market of OECD countries (shorturl.at/avyNS). This special issue brings together experimental research that contributes to this literature.

This may concern experiments that focus on (i) measuring recruitment discrimination as well as experiments that make a scientific contribution to (ii) explaining or (iii) remedying this problem.

The ground(s) for discrimination to which these experiments are applied, are the grounds based on which unequal treatment is forbidden in at least one state of the United States: race and national origin, gender and pregnancy, religion, disability, (older) age, military service or affiliation, wealth, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity, political affiliation, union affiliation and physical appearance.

Literature reviews of parts of this experimental literature are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Stijn Baert
Guest Editor

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  • labour market discrimination
  • experiments
  • sustainable employment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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