Title: Student Employment and Later Labour Market Success: No Evidence for Higher Employment Chances
Authors: Baert, Stijn ×
Rotsaert, Olivier
Verhaest, Dieter
Omey, Eddy #
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Wiley
Series Title: Kyklos: International Review for Social Sciences vol:69 issue:3 pages:401-425
Abstract: We investigate the impact of student work experience on later hiring chances. To completely rule out potential endogeneity, we present a field experiment in which various forms of student work experience are randomly disclosed by more than 1000 fictitious graduates applying for jobs in Belgium. Theoretical mechanisms are investigated by estimating heterogeneous treatment effects by the relevance and timing of revealed student work experience. We find that neither form of student work experience enhances initial recruitment decisions. For a number of candidate subgroups (by education level and occupation type), even an adverse effect is found.
ISSN: 0023-5962
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Work and Organisation Studies (WOS Bxl), Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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