Bram Lancee

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam

GEMM Study

A Cross-National Harmonized Field Experiment on Hiring Discrimination

Funded by the European Commission (H2020, € 2.5 Mln)

Bram Lancee (PI WP3)

The GEMM Study (N=19,181) employs an innovative field-experimental research design that allows for the comparative analysis of hiring discrimination across 53 ethnic groups in five strategically selected countries: Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Norway and the Netherlands. Furthermore, the data allow for analysing cultural distance, religion, phenotype, as well as soft and hard skills of job applicants.The GEMM study is embedded as a work package in the GEMM Project, led by Dr. Neli Demireva.


The Netherlands Dr. Lex Thijssen, Dr. Marcel Coenders, Dr. Bram Lancee
Germany Dr. Ruta Yemane, Dr. Susanne Veit, Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans
United Kingdom Dr. Valentina DiStasio, Prof. Dr. Anthony Heath
Norway Dr. Edvard Larsen, Prof. Dr. Gunn Birkelund
Spain Dr. Maria Fernandez-Reino, Dr. Maria Ramos, Prof. Dr. Javier Polavieja

Selected Publications

Lancee, B. (2019). Ethnic discrimination in hiring: Comparing groups across contexts. Results from a cross-national field experiment. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1622744.pdf

Lancee, B., Birkelund, G., Coenders, M., Di Stasio, V., Fernández Reino, M., Heath, A., Koopmans, R., Larsen, E., Polavieja, J., Ramos, M., Soiné, H., Thijssen, L., Veit, S., & Yemane, R.(2019). The GEMM study: A cross-national harmonized field experiment on labour market discrimination -Codebook. pdf