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Does it pay to care? Volunteering and employment opportunities

Stijn Baert UGent and Sunčica Vujić (2018) JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS. 31(3). p.819-836
abstract
We investigate whether volunteering has a causal effect on individual employment opportunities. To this end, a field experiment is conducted in which volunteering activities are randomly assigned to fictitious job applications sent to genuine vacancies in Belgium. We find that volunteers are 7.3 percentage points more likely to get a positive reaction to their job applications. The volunteering premium is higher for females but invariant with respect to the number of engagements.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
volunteering, labour market, statistical discrimination, experiments
journal title
JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS
volume
31
issue
3
pages
819 - 836
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000431032800005
ISSN
0933-1433
DOI
10.1007/s00148-017-0682-8
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
8540221
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8540221
date created
2017-12-04 17:50:09
date last changed
2018-06-12 07:02:25
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  abstract     = {We investigate whether volunteering has a causal effect on individual employment opportunities. To this end, a field experiment is conducted in which volunteering activities are randomly assigned to fictitious job applications sent to genuine vacancies in Belgium. We find that volunteers are 7.3 percentage points more likely to get a positive reaction to their job applications. The volunteering premium is higher for females but invariant with respect to the number of engagements.},
  author       = {Baert, Stijn and Vuji\'{c}, Sun\v{c}ica},
  issn         = {0933-1433},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS},
  keyword      = {volunteering,labour market,statistical discrimination,experiments},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {819--836},
  title        = {Does it pay to care? Volunteering and employment opportunities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-017-0682-8},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2018},
}

Chicago
Baert, Stijn, and Sunčica Vujić. 2018. “Does It Pay to Care? Volunteering and Employment Opportunities.” Journal of Population Economics 31 (3): 819–836.
APA
Baert, Stijn, & Vujić, S. (2018). Does it pay to care? Volunteering and employment opportunities. JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS, 31(3), 819–836.
Vancouver
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Baert S, Vujić S. Does it pay to care? Volunteering and employment opportunities. JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS. 2018;31(3):819–36.
MLA
Baert, Stijn, and Sunčica Vujić. “Does It Pay to Care? Volunteering and Employment Opportunities.” JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS 31.3 (2018): 819–836. Print.