Discussion Paper

No. 2013-34 | July 08, 2013
The Impact of Military Work Experience on Later Hiring Chances in the Civilian Labour Market. Evidence from a Field Experiment

Abstract

This study directly assesses the impact of military work experience compared with civilian work experience in similar jobs on the subsequent chances of being hired in the civilian labour market. It does so through a field experiment in the Belgian labour market. A statistical examination of our experimental dataset shows that in general we cannot reject that employers are indifferent to whether job candidates gained their experience in a civilian or a military environment.

JEL Classification

C93 J45 J24 J71

Cite As

Stijn Baert and Pieter Balcaen (2013). The Impact of Military Work Experience on Later Hiring Chances in the Civilian Labour Market. Evidence from a Field Experiment. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2013-34, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2013-34

Assessment



Comments and Questions


Stijn Baert - Authorisation
July 25, 2013 - 19:21

As I got a question concerning the authorisation of this project; the present research was reviewed and approved by the Ethical Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University.


Anonymous - Referee Report 1
August 19, 2013 - 08:27

see attached file


Anonymous - Detailed answers to Referee Report 1
August 20, 2013 - 20:52

We sincerely thank the referee for his/her constructive comments, helping us to improve the quality of our manuscript. In the attached document one can find systematic and detailed responses to the points raised in the referee report.


Anonymous - Referee Report 2
August 19, 2013 - 08:28

see attached file


Anonymous - Detailed answers to Referee Report 2
August 20, 2013 - 20:53

We sincerely thank the referee for his/her constructive comments, helping us to improve the quality of our manuscript. In the attached document one can find systematic and detailed responses to the points raised in the referee report.


Stijn Baert - Revised manuscript
August 20, 2013 - 20:55

In the attached document one can read the revised version of our article based on the comments of Referee 1 and Referee 2.