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See detailArbeitslosigkeit für Lehrabgänger problematisch
Sacchi, Stefan; Shi, Lulu P.; Imdorf, Christian et al

in Die Volkswirtschaft (in press)

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See detailHow unemployment scarring affects skilled young workers: evidence from a factorial survey of Swiss recruiters
Shi, Lulu P.; Imdorf, Christian; Samuel, Robin UL et al

in Journal for Labour Market Research = Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung (in press)

We ask how employers contribute to unemployment scarring in the recruitment process in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. By drawing on recruitment theories, we aim to better understand how ... [more ▼]

We ask how employers contribute to unemployment scarring in the recruitment process in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. By drawing on recruitment theories, we aim to better understand how recruiters assess different patterns of unemployment in a job candidate’s CV and how this affects the chances of young applicants being considered for a vacancy. We argue that in contexts with tight school-work linkage and highly standardised Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems, the detrimental effect of early unemployment depends on how well the applicant’s profile matches the requirements of the advertised position. To test this assumption, we surveyed Swiss recruiters who were seeking to fill positions during the time of data collection. We employed a factorial survey experiment that tested how the (un)employment trajectories in hypothetical young job applicants’ CVs affected their chances of being considered for a real vacancy. Our results show that unemployment decreases the perceived suitability of an applicant for a specific job, which implies there is a scarring effect of unemployment that increases with the duration of being unemployed. But we also found that these effects are moderated by how well the applicant’s profile matches the job’s requirements. Overall, the worse the match between applicant’s profile and the job profile, the smaller are the scarring effects of unemployment. In sum, our findings contribute to the literature by revealing considerable heterogeneity in the scarring effects of unemployment. Our findings further suggest that the scarring effects of unemployment need to be studied with regard to country-specific institutional settings, the applicants’ previous education and employment experiences, and the job characteristics. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Effects of Deskilling and Unemployment on Hiring Decisions
Samuel, Robin UL; Imdorf, Christian; Sacchi, Stefan et al

Scientific Conference (2017, November 08)

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See detailFinding a job after precarious labour market experience. A cross-country factorial survey experiment with recruiters in Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland
Imdorf, Christian; Shi, Lulu P.; Sacchi, Stefan et al

Scientific Conference (2017, September 01)

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See detailInstitutional Determinants of Early Job Insecurity in Nine European Countries: Country Report Switzerland
Imdorf, Christian; Shi, Lulu P.; Helbling, Laura et al

E-print/Working paper (2017)

An overview of institutional determinants of early job insecurity in Switzerland.

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See detailAn International Comparative Analysis of Employers’ Hiring Decisions
Imdorf, Christian; Samuel, Robin UL; Shi, Lulu P.

Presentation (2017)

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See detailExplaining employers’ hiring decisions: A comparative study of employers’ risk assessment
Imdorf, Christian; Shi, Lulu P.; Sacchi, Stefan et al

E-print/Working paper (2017)

In order to investigate the scarring effect of early job insecurity on future employment chances we have implemented a factorial survey experiment with recruiters based on real vacancies in Bulgaria ... [more ▼]

In order to investigate the scarring effect of early job insecurity on future employment chances we have implemented a factorial survey experiment with recruiters based on real vacancies in Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland. We contribute to recruitment research at least in three ways: First, the multinational design allows us to run comparative analysis across countries, which are carried out along the national dimensions youth unemployment rate, employment protection regulation and type of educational system. Second, we differentiate between two different forms of early job insecurity – unemployment and work experience in deskilling jobs, and we demonstrate that the sole focus on unemployment, as it is the case in the prevalent labour market research, is not sufficient in order to fully understand labour market outcomes caused by different forms of job insecurities. Third, since our sample consists of real recruiters who were hiring for current jobs at the time when the study was carried out, we provide a unique cross-country data set of high external validity. Our findings suggest that scarring effects of early job insecurity vary across countries and across occupational fields, and while scarring caused by work experience in deskilling jobs seems to be enforced by strong employment protection regulations, unemployment scarring seems to stronger where national unemployment is low. Further, the differences in recruiter’s evaluation across occupational fields indicate that signalling value of education may vary depending on specific sectors. Not at least, we contribute to debates around active labour market policies, arguing that measures aiming at quick labour market reintegration without consideration of job quality may not be the most sustainable solution, as work experience in a deskilling job does not lead to better recruiter’s evaluation. [less ▲]

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See detailStudying Scarring Effects Using Factorial Designs: Rating or Ranking?
Imdorf, Christian; Sacchi, Stefan; Samuel, Robin UL et al

Scientific Conference (2016, November 09)

Early job insecurity is a much-discussed topic across European countries. Research overwhelmingly found that being unemployed after graduation affects employment chances and also future wages negatively ... [more ▼]

Early job insecurity is a much-discussed topic across European countries. Research overwhelmingly found that being unemployed after graduation affects employment chances and also future wages negatively, other research, however, did not find such scarring effects. Some of this mixed evidence may be due to the different ways in which data were collected. Evaluating the effects of potentially stigmatizing applicant characteristics on hiring chances, such as previous unemployment spells, is known to be prone to social desirability bias. Factorial survey experiments (FSE) and forced choice experiments (FCE) have been suggested to alleviate some of these problems. In this workshop contribution, we gauge the capability of FSE and FCE to estimate effects of early career unemployment spells on recruiters’ hiring decisions. Using data obtained from a survey with sequentially implemented FSE and FCE with 2000 recruiters in Bulgaria, Greece, Norway, and Switzerland we compare FSE and FCE using multilevel linear regression models and multilevel probit models with random effects. Our preliminary results suggest that FCE may be better suited to gather valid data with minimal social desirability bias. [less ▲]

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See detailUnderstanding unemployment scars: A vignette Experiment of employers' decisions in Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland
Hyggen, Christer; Imdorf, Christian; Parsanaglou, Dimitris et al

E-print/Working paper (2016)

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See detailUnderstanding employers’ assessment of young job applicants: A comparative vignette experiment
Imdorf, Christian; Samuel, Robin UL; Shi, Lulu P.

Scientific Conference (2016, September 19)

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See detailDie Organisation von Bildung: Soziologische Analysen zu Schule, Berufsbildung, Hochschule und Weiterbildung
Leemann, Regula Julia; Imdorf, Christian; Powell, Justin J W UL et al

Book published by Beltz Juventa (2016)

Die Organisation von Bildung in Form von Schulen ist allgegenwärtig und gleichzeitig unhinterfragt. Dieser Band diskutiert vor dem Hintergrund der enorm gestiegenen Bedeutung von Bildung für Individuen ... [more ▼]

Die Organisation von Bildung in Form von Schulen ist allgegenwärtig und gleichzeitig unhinterfragt. Dieser Band diskutiert vor dem Hintergrund der enorm gestiegenen Bedeutung von Bildung für Individuen und Gesellschaften, wie unterschiedliche Typen von Bildungsorganisationen, im Bereich von Schule, Berufsbildung oder Hochschule, entstehen, funktionieren und sich weiterentwickeln. Er fragt nach den Prozessen, durch die die Subjekte gebildet und Ungleichheiten reproduziert werden. Die theoretisch, konzeptionellen und empirischen Beiträge beleuchten vielfältige Perspektiven und führen bildungs- und organisationssoziologische Forschungsergebnisse innovativ zusammen. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of Insecure Employment Trajectories on Employers' Hiring Decisions in Switzerland
Shi, Lulu P.; Imdorf, Christian; Samuel, Robin UL et al

in Baslé, Maurice; Beaupère, Nathalie; Guéguen, Chantal (Eds.) et al Les transitions professionnelles tout au long de la vie. Nouveaux regards, nouveaux sens, nouvelles temporalités ? (2016)

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See detailDie Organisation von Bildung aus soziologischer Perspektive
Leemann, Regula Julia; Imdorf, Christian; Powell, Justin J W UL et al

in Leemann, Regula Julia; Imdorf, Christian; Powell, Justin J W (Eds.) et al Die Organisation von Bildung: Soziologische Analysen zu Schule, Berufsbildung, Hochschule und Weiterbildung (2016)

Die Bedeutung von Bildung für Individuen und Gesellschaften ist enorm gestiegen. Dieser Band widmet sich der Organisation von Bildung in Schule, Berufsbildung und Hochschule. Die Beiträge befassen sich ... [more ▼]

Die Bedeutung von Bildung für Individuen und Gesellschaften ist enorm gestiegen. Dieser Band widmet sich der Organisation von Bildung in Schule, Berufsbildung und Hochschule. Die Beiträge befassen sich mit noch wenig untersuchten Phänomenen der Entstehung, dem Funktionieren und der Entwicklung von Bildungsorganisationen sowie deren Prozessen der Herstellung und (ungleichen) Verteilung von Bildung. Die Organisation von Bildung in Form von Schulen ist allgegenwärtig und gleichzeitig unhinterfragt. Dieser Band diskutiert vor dem Hintergrund der enorm gestiegenen Bedeutung von Bildung für Individuen und Gesellschaften, wie unterschiedliche Typen von Bildungsorganisationen im Bereich von Schule, Berufsbildung oder Hochschule entstehen, funktionieren und sich weiterentwickeln. Er fragt nach den Prozessen, durch die die Subjekte gebildet und Ungleichheiten reproduziert werden. Die theoretisch-konzeptionellen und empirischen Beiträge beleuchten vielfältige Perspektiven und führen bildungs- und organisationssoziologische Forschungsergebnisse innovativ zusammen. [less ▲]

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See detailStudying employers’ risk assessment and the role of institutions: An experimental design
Shi, Penghui Lulu; Imdorf, Christian; Samuel, Robin UL

E-print/Working paper (2015)

Work Package 7 aims at understanding how early job insecurity can affect an individual’s future career from an employer’s perspective. By paying special attention to the educational background and gender ... [more ▼]

Work Package 7 aims at understanding how early job insecurity can affect an individual’s future career from an employer’s perspective. By paying special attention to the educational background and gender of the applicants, we plan to investigate how employers interpret young applicants’ job insecurity, for example in the form of unemployment or job-mismatch experiences, during recruitment. The negative effects of such experiences on an individual’s chances of being recruited successfully – so called scarring effects – may further vary depending on economic and institutional contexts such as country-specific economic or political conditions, educational structures or economic sectors. By surveying employers from different sectors, we will examine if and how these scarring effects vary between four different countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland. We will apply an innovative methodology in the form of an employer-sided survey with an integrated multidimensional vignette experiment in order to simulate the impact of multiple factor s on success and failure when young people who experienced job insecurities apply for new jobs. In the present working paper we summarise the major theoretical concepts that have been used to explain the scarring effects that can result from employer behaviour. Moreover, we outline how we plan to collect data in WP 7 in order to analyse scarring through decision-making on behalf of employers during the recruitment process [less ▲]

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