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Translated title of the contribution: Companies’ perceptions of marginal groups on the labour market

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    The article describes how employers perceive the
    older unemployed, unemployed immigrants and
    the long-term unemployed. The theoretical point is
    that the labour market is plagued by fundamental
    information problems, which create a fear of hiring
    a «lemon» and make the use of statistical discrimination
    likely. The article is based on a survey among
    1775 private Danish employers carried out in 2006.
    The article argues that being among the long-term
    unemployed gives very negative signals, especially
    during a period of economic boom. The article also
    argues that when an employer has had experience
    with ethnic minorities and older workers at the
    work-place, the perceived risk of hiring unemployed
    members of these groups is reduced. This effect
    is not found for the long-term unemployed, i.e.
    experience with hiring long-term unemployed does
    not lower the perceived risk of hiring from this
    group of unemployed.
    Translated title of the contributionCompanies’ perceptions of marginal groups on the labour market
    Original languageDanish
    JournalTidsskrift for Velferdsforskning
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)166
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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