| Policy Brief: The Value of Reference Letters - Experimental Evidence from South Africa
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.
|Author||Martin Abel, Rulof Burger. Patrizio Pirainoz|