Do Equal Qualifications Yield Equal Rewards for Immigrants in the Labour Market?

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Ahmad , A 2020 , ' Do Equal Qualifications Yield Equal Rewards for Immigrants in the Labour Market? ' , Work, Employment and Society , vol. 34 , no. 5 , 0950017020919670 , pp. 826-843 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017020919670

Title: Do Equal Qualifications Yield Equal Rewards for Immigrants in the Labour Market?
Author: Ahmad, Akhlaq
Contributor organization: Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Sociology
Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
Date: 2020-10-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Work, Employment and Society
ISSN: 0950-0170
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017020919670
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319910
Abstract: Using a correspondence field experiment, the study reported in this article has investigated if immigrant job applicants with equivalent qualifications are treated differently in the Finnish labour market. The study consists of 5000 job applications that were sent out to 1000 advertised positions by five applicants of Finnish, English, Iraqi, Russian and Somali backgrounds, who differed only in their names. The findings show that applicants of immigrant origin receive significantly fewer invitations for a job interview than the native candidate, even if they possess identical language proficiency, education and vocational diplomas. However, the extent of discrimination is not equally distributed among the immigrant groups. Rather, job applicants from non-European backgrounds seem to suffer a significantly greater labour-market penalty. The findings clearly suggest that, despite anti-discrimination legislation and measures aimed at promoting equal employment opportunities, discrimination continues to remain a serious barrier to immigrants' labour-market integration in a Nordic welfare society.
Subject: 512 Business and Management
5141 Sociology
correspondence study
ethnic discrimination
Finland
immigrants
labour market
ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION
FIELD EXPERIMENT
AESTHETIC LABOR
JOB APPLICANTS
WORK
EMPLOYABILITY
UNEMPLOYMENT
MIGRANTS
ACCESS
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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