Eva Zschirnt

Eva Zschirnt
University of Amsterdam | UVA · Department of Sociology

PhD
Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam

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September 2020 - September 2021
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2018 - August 2020
European University Institute
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  • Fellow

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Publications (11)
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With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, the situation of Black people in many Western countries has come under closer scrutiny and ethnic discrimination has been brought to the forefront. Little is known about hiring discrimination against Blacks in many European countries. In a correspondence test in the Swiss labour market, we s...
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Correspondence tests on ethnic discrimination in the labor market usually focus on how often native majority candidates and ethnic minority candidates are invited for job interviews on an aggregated level. Cases in which only minority candidates are invited for an interview have mostly been disregarded as noise and not analyzed further. In this pap...
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Correspondence tests on discrimination usually report only whether an applicant was invited for a job interview or not. Yet, data from a field experiment in Switzerland demonstrate that candidates with the same outcome are not necessarily treated equally. The paper complements correspondence test results with information on the time elapsed until c...
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While there is ample evidence of discrimination against ethnic minority candidates in hiring, most existing studies have focused on stigmatised immigrant groups. Using a correspondence test to ethnic discrimination in the Swiss labour market is enumerated, varying the a priori stigma of the immigrant groups. The field experiment compares candidates...
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The extent to which discrimination in employment disadvantages children of immigrants is a major question both in economic research on labour market and in sociological studies of integration. This working paper contributes to the debate by reporting findings of a correspondence test in which pairs of equally qualified Swiss citizens – one from the...
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Correspondence testing to research discrimination in the marketplace has become common and the use of internet applications has allowed researchers to send greater numbers of applications. While questions of research ethics always arise when planning a correspondence test, the issue receives relatively little attention in published correspondence t...
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For almost 50 years field experiments have been used to study ethnic and racial discrimination in hiring decisions, consistently reporting high rates of discrimination against minority applicants – including immigrants – irrespective of time, location, or minority groups tested. While Peter A. Riach and Judith Rich [2002. “Field Experiments of Disc...
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Ethnic and racial discrimination in the hiring process is a common and documented problem. Scientists from different backgrounds and numerous countries have tried to measure the extent of this form of discrimination, mostly by using field experiments such as audit or correspondence tests. This paper will provide an overview of the literature on mea...
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Questions of research ethics always arise when planning a correspondence test to study discrimination in the market place. However, the issue is addressed relatively little in published correspondence tests with authors usually referring to the two seminal articles written in this field (i.e. Banton (1997) and Riach and Rich (2004)). Since then cor...
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Poster Presentation at the Conference on Discrimination and Labour Market Research, 25-26 August 2015, Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies, Kalmar (Sweden)

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Although the issue of discrimination has found its way into the Swiss integration policy lately, the research on this topic is still in its infancy in this country. Competing explanations may account for this situation: either the phenomenon of discrimination is negligible or the propensity to discriminate is rather stable over time and appears as legitimate among the Swiss population. In all cases, the issue is understudied and under-documented; the need for systematic inquiry is thus pressing.