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Policy Brief: The Value of Reference Letters - Experimental Evidence from South Africa Policy Brief: The Value of Reference Letters - Experimental Evidence from South Africa NEW
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Information asymmetries about workers' skills can adversely affect both match quality and equity in labor markets. Reference letters from former employers could play a role in alleviating these asymmetries, but they are rarely used in developing country settings. We conduct a series of experiments to investigate the value and usage of standardized reference letters among young job seekers in South Africa.

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