Title Does volunteering increase employment opportunities? An experimental approach
Authors ALFONSO COSTILLO, ANTONIO, Morales-Sánchez R. , López-Pintado D.
External publication No
Means Econ. Lett.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 2
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85104463479&doi=10.1016%2fj.econlet.2021.109854&partnerID=40&md5=2ddeef3f4f747c3ec48e4201a2930419
Publication date 01/01/2021
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85104463479
DOI 10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109854
Abstract We study the benefits of doing volunteer work when seeking employment opportunities. We do so by sending 2000 fictitious curricula to a large online platform of job offers in the United States. Half of these curricula are randomly assigned volunteer activities. We find that people who do volunteer work receive 45 percent more callbacks for interviews. The volunteering premium is not uniform across economic sectors. In retailing and real estate, it is significant, whereas in the other sectors we have studied (animal service, technology, and automobile) it is not. © 2021 Elsevier B.V.
Keywords Field experiment; Job market; Volunteering
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