Browsing 2010 - 2019 by Author "Abel, Martin"

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Browsing 2010 - 2019 by Author "Abel, Martin"

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  • Abel, Martin (2017-05)
    Using a unique data set of classified ads in South Africa, I explore whether employers discriminate against immigrants in the hiring process. I develop a quasi-experimental method to estimate discrimination exploiting ...
  • Abel, Martin (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, 2013-11)
    Employing South Africa’s first nationally representative panel data set, I find that having old age pension recipients in the household adversely affects employment outcomes of prime-aged adults both by reducing the ...
  • Abel, Martin; Burger, Rulof; Piraino, Patrizio (2017-07)
    We show that reference letters from former employers alleviate information asymmetries about workers’ skills and improve both match quality and equity in the labor market. A resume audit study finds that using a reference ...

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