This paper presents a test of the educational signaling hypothesis.If employers use education as a signal in the hiring process, they will rely more on education when less is otherwise known about applicants.We nd that employers are more likely to lower educational standards when an informal, more informative recruitment channel is used, so we conclude that education is used as a signal in the hiring process.
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|