Journal article

Perceived job discrimination in Australia: Its correlates and consequences

MH Hahn, RK Wilkins

Australian Journal of Labour Economics | Centre for Labour Market Research | Published : 2013


We use data from a nationally representative Australian household panel survey to examine the extent and nature of self-reported job discrimination, its correlates, and its associations with various employment outcomes and measures of subjective wellbeing. We find that approximately 8.5 per cent of job applicants and 7.5 per cent of employees report being discriminated against in the preceding two years, most commonly on the basis of their age. Gender is found to be a common factor predicting perceived discrimination in both job applications and in the course of employment, but the determinants of these two types of discrimination are otherwise somewhat different. In particular, age is a sig..

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