Name File Type Size Last Modified
  Raw-data 06/03/2022 04:41:AM
  z-Tree-programs 06/03/2022 04:44:AM
Read me.pdf application/pdf 1.4 MB 06/03/2022 12:40:AM
data text/plain 18.6 KB 05/12/2022 06:58:PM
identity_hiring.dta application/x-stata-dta 49.1 KB 06/03/2022 12:27:AM

Project Citation: 

Casoria, Fortuna, Reuben, Ernesto, and Rott, Christina. Replication materials for: The effect of group identity on hiring decisions with incomplete information. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-06-03.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary We investigate the effects of group identity on hiring decisions with adverse selection problems. We run a laboratory experiment in which employers cannot observe a worker's ability nor verify the veracity of the ability the worker claims to have. We evaluate whether sharing an identity results in employers discriminating in favor of ingroup workers, and whether it helps workers and employers overcome the adverse selection problem. We induce identities using the minimal group paradigm and study two settings: one where workers cannot change their identity and one where they can. Although sharing a common identity does not make the worker's claims more honest, employers strongly discriminate in favor of ingroup workers when identities are fixed. Discrimination cannot be explained by employers' beliefs and hence seems to be taste-based. When possible, few workers change their identity. However, the mere possibility of changing identities erodes the employers' trust towards ingroup workers and eliminates discrimination.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources Tamkeen \ NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute (Award CG005)

Related Publications

Published Versions

Export Metadata

Report a Problem

Found a serious problem with the data, such as disclosure risk or copyrighted content? Let us know.

This material is distributed exactly as it arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.