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)

Bram Lancee (PI)

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.

Team

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 Di Stasio, Prof. Dr. Anthony Heath
Norway Dr. Edvard Larsen, Prof. Dr. Gunn Birkelund
Spain Dr. Maria Fernandez-Reino, Dr. Maria Ramos, Prof. Dr. Javier Polavieja

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Lancee, B; Birkelund, G.E.; Coenders, M; Di Stasio, V; Fernández Reino, M; Heath, A; Koopmans, R; Larsen, E.N.; Polavieja, J; Ramos, M; Thijssen, L; Veit, S and Yemane, R (2021).The GEMM study: A cross-national harmonized field experiment on hiring discrimination. DANS. https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-zrz-m9cm.

Selected publications

Lancee, B. (2021). Ethnic discrimination in hiring: Comparing groups across contexts. Results from a cross-national field experiment. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies47(6), 1181-1200pdf

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

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

All publications based on the GEMM Study

Birkelund, G., Lancee, B., Larsen, E. Polavieja, J, Radl, J. and Yemane, R. (2021). Gender discrimination in hiring. Evidence from a cross-national harmonized field experiment. European Sociological Review. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcab043pdf

Di Stasio, V., & Lancee, B. (2020). Understanding why employers discriminate, where and against whom: The potential of cross-national, factorial and multi-group field experiments. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 65, 100463.

Di Stasio, V., Lancee, B., Veit, S., & Yemane, R. (2021). Muslim by default or religious discrimination? Results from a cross-national field experiment on hiring discrimination. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(6), 1305–1326.

Di Stasio, V., & Larsen, E. (2020). The Racialized and Gendered Workplace: Applying an Intersectional Lens to a Field Experiment on Hiring Discrimination in Five European Labor Markets. Social Psychology Quarterly, 83(3), 229–250.

Lancee, B. (2021). Ethnic discrimination in hiring: Comparing groups across contexts. Results from a cross-national field experiment. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(6), 1181–1200.

Ramos, M., Thijssen, L., & Coenders, M. (2021). Labour market discrimination against Moroccan Minorities in the Netherlands and Spain: A cross-national and cross-regional comparison. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(6), 1261–1284.

Thijssen, L. (2020). Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Western Labor Markets: Empirical Evidence from Field Experiments. Utrecht University.

Thijssen, L, Coenders, M., & Lancee, B. (2019). Etnische discriminatie op de Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt: Verschillen tussen etnische groepen en de rol van beschikbare informatie over sollicitanten. Mens & Maatschappij, 94(2).

Thijssen, L, Lancee, B., Veit, S., & Yemane, R. (2021). Discrimination against Turkish Minorities in Germany and the Netherlands: Field experimental evidence on the effect of diagnostic information on labour market outcomes. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(6), 1222–1239.

Thijssen, L. (2021). Regional ethnic concentrations and ethnic discrimination in hiring: Field experimental evidence from the Netherlands. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 0(0), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2021.1905505

Thijssen, L., Coenders, M., & Lancee, B. (2020). Ethnic Discrimination in the Dutch Labor Market: Differences Between Ethnic Minority Groups and the Role of Personal Information About Job Applicants—Evidence from a Field Experiment. Journal of International Migration and Integration. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-020-00795-w

Thijssen, L, Coenders, M., & Lancee, B. (2021). Is there evidence for statistical discrimination against ethnic minorities in hiring? Evidence from a cross-national field experiment. Social Science Research, 93, 102482.

Veit, S., & Thijssen, L. (2021). Almost identical but still treated differently? Hiring discrimination against foreign-born and domestic-born minorities. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(6), 1285–1304.

Veit, S., Arnu, H., Di Stasio, V., Yemane, R., & Coenders, M. (2021). The “Big Two” in Hiring Discrimination: Evidence From a Cross-National Field Experiment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0146167220982900

Yemane, R, & Fernández-Reino, M. (2021). Latinos in the United States and Spain: Impact of ethnic group stereotypes on labour market outcomes. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(6), 1240-1260.

Zwysen, W., Di Stasio, V., & Heath, A. (2021). Ethnic Penalties and Hiring Discrimination: Comparing Results from Observational Studies with Field Experiments in the UK. Sociology, 55(2), 263–282.