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Student employment and later labour market success: no evidence for higher employment chances

Stijn Baert UGent, Olivier Rotsaert, Dieter Verhaest UGent and Eddy Omey UGent (2016) KYKLOS. 69(3). p.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.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
signalling, student employment, transitions in youth, randomised field experiments, human capital
journal title
KYKLOS
volume
69
issue
3
pages
401 - 425
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000385304700001
JCR category
ECONOMICS
JCR impact factor
0.891 (2016)
JCR rank
181/347 (2016)
JCR quartile
3 (2016)
ISSN
0023-5962
DOI
10.1111/kykl.12115
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
7137295
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7137295
date created
2016-03-06 17:05:43
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:42:08
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  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.},
  author       = {Baert, Stijn and Rotsaert, Olivier and Verhaest, Dieter and Omey, Eddy},
  issn         = {0023-5962},
  journal      = {KYKLOS},
  keyword      = {signalling,student employment,transitions in youth,randomised field experiments,human capital},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {401--425},
  title        = {Student employment and later labour market success: no evidence for higher employment chances},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/kykl.12115},
  volume       = {69},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Baert, Stijn, Olivier Rotsaert, Dieter Verhaest, and Eddy Omey. 2016. “Student Employment and Later Labour Market Success: No Evidence for Higher Employment Chances.” Kyklos 69 (3): 401–425.
APA
Baert, Stijn, Rotsaert, O., Verhaest, D., & Omey, E. (2016). Student employment and later labour market success: no evidence for higher employment chances. KYKLOS, 69(3), 401–425.
Vancouver
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Baert S, Rotsaert O, Verhaest D, Omey E. Student employment and later labour market success: no evidence for higher employment chances. KYKLOS. 2016;69(3):401–25.
MLA
Baert, Stijn, Olivier Rotsaert, Dieter Verhaest, et al. “Student Employment and Later Labour Market Success: No Evidence for Higher Employment Chances.” KYKLOS 69.3 (2016): 401–425. Print.