National Library of Australia

Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 3 of 19
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Hiring on the basis of expected productivity in a South African clothing firm [electronic resource] / Paul Frijters
Bib ID 6100689
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Frijters, Paul
 
Online Access
Online Versions
Description Brisbane, Qld. : School of Economics, University of Queensland, 1998 
Series

Discussion paper (University of Queensland. School of Economics : Online) ; 441. 1833-1068

PANDORA electronic collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. Address as at 17/09/2012: http://www.uq.edu.au/economics/441-hiring-on-the-basis-of-expected-productivity-in-a-south-african-clothing-firm 

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader to read PDF file. 

Summary

Using information from the personnel files of a South African clothing firm, I explore the in and outflow of weekly paid workers. These employees form a separate labour market within the company. Data was available concerning both the productivity of current workers, and the characteristics of rejected applicants and fired workers. This makes it possible to identify the characteristics which are screened out at entry and the characteristics that influence productivity. This allows for an empirical analysis of discrimination at job-entry. Hiring decisions were found to be consistent with expected productivity. The observed screening out of African workers at job entry could be explained by statistical discrimination, i.e., the actual productivity of African workers in this firm was found to be significantly lower than the productivity of workers of other ethnic backgrounds. The effect of education on productivity was found to be very small.

Notes

Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2012)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-16)

Text and graphics.

Selected for archiving

Subjects Employees -- Recruiting -- South Africa -- Econometric models.  |  Employees -- South Africa -- Econometric models.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors University of Queensland. School of Economics
000 02658cam a2200373 a 4500
001 6100689
005 20181107165254.0
006 m     o  d        
007 cr mn ---unn|n
008 120917s1998    qeaa    sb    000 0 eng  
035 |a6100689
040 |aANL|beng
042 |aanuc
043 |af-sa---
082 0 4 |a331.120968|223
100 1 |aFrijters, Paul.
245 1 0 |aHiring on the basis of expected productivity in a South African clothing firm|h[electronic resource] /|cPaul Frijters.
260 |aBrisbane, Qld. :|bSchool of Economics, University of Queensland,|c1998.
490 1 |aSchool of Economics discussion paper ;|vno. 441
500 |aTitle from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2012)
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 15-16)
516 |aText and graphics.
520 3 |aUsing information from the personnel files of a South African clothing firm, I explore the in and outflow of weekly paid workers. These employees form a separate labour market within the company. Data was available concerning both the productivity of current workers, and the characteristics of rejected applicants and fired workers. This makes it possible to identify the characteristics which are screened out at entry and the characteristics that influence productivity. This allows for an empirical analysis of discrimination at job-entry. Hiring decisions were found to be consistent with expected productivity. The observed screening out of African workers at job entry could be explained by statistical discrimination, i.e., the actual productivity of African workers in this firm was found to be significantly lower than the productivity of workers of other ethnic backgrounds. The effect of education on productivity was found to be very small.
538 |aMode of access: Online. Address as at 17/09/2012:|uhttp://www.uq.edu.au/economics/441-hiring-on-the-basis-of-expected-productivity-in-a-south-african-clothing-firm
538 |aSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader to read PDF file.
583 |aSelected for archiving|5ANL
650 0 |aEmployees|xRecruiting|zSouth Africa|xEconometric models.
650 0 |aEmployees|zSouth Africa|xEconometric models.
653 |aAustralian
710 2 |aUniversity of Queensland.|bSchool of Economics.
830 0 |aDiscussion paper (University of Queensland. School of Economics : Online) ;|v441.|x1833-1068
830 0 |aPANDORA electronic collection.
856 4 0 |zPublisher's site|uhttp://www.uq.edu.au/economics/441-hiring-on-the-basis-of-expected-productivity-in-a-south-african-clothing-firm
856 4 1 |zArchived at ANL|uhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-53288
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.