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Asymmetric Information on Noncognitive Skills in the Indian Labor Market : An Experiment in Online Job Portal

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Yamauchi, Futoshi
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Nomura, Shinsaku
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Imaizumi, Saori
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Areias, Ana
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Chowdhury, Afra
dc.date.accessioned
2018-03-30T18:22:50Z
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2018-03-30T18:22:50Z
dc.date.issued
2018-03
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2021-06-08T14:42:45Z
dc.description.abstract
This paper examines the impact of noncognitive (socio-emotional) skills on job market outcomes, using a randomized control trial implemented in an online job portal in India. Job seekers who registered in the portal were asked to take a Big-Five type personality test and, for a random subsample of the test takers, the results were displayed to potential employers. The outcomes are measured by whether a potential employer shortlisted a job seeker by opening (unlocking) his/her application and background information. The results show that the treatment group for whom test results were shown generally enjoyed a higher probability of unlock. That is, employers are more interested in those for whom they can see personality test results. Such a relationship was not seen in the pre-test period, which confirms that the results are unlikely to be spurious. The study also finds a significant impact among organized, calm, imaginative, and/or quiet applicants (no effect is detected among easy-going, sensitive, realistic, and/or outgoing applicants), which seems to display employers' preference.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/782031522089044751/Asymmetric-information-on-noncognitive-skills-in-the-Indian-labor-market-an-experiment-in-online-job-portal
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29558
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8378
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
NON-COGNITIVE SKILLS
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JOB CREATION
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RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR SKILLS
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SOCIO-EMOTIONAL SKILLS
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PERSONALITY TEST
dc.title
Asymmetric Information on Noncognitive Skills in the Indian Labor Market
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An Experiment in Online Job Portal
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Working Paper
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Asymmetric Information on Noncognitive Skills in the Indian Labor Market: An Experiment in Online Job Portal
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2018-03-26
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/782031522089044751/Asymmetric-information-on-noncognitive-skills-in-the-Indian-labor-market-an-experiment-in-online-job-portal
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10.1596/1813-9450-8378
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090224b08580c090_1_0
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29751646
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WPS8378
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true
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/782031522089044751/pdf/WPS8378.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
okr.region.country
India
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782031522089044751
okr.topic
Private Sector Development :: Business Ethics, Leadership and Values
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Social Development :: Psychology
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Standards
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
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Education Global Practice

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