Stigma is a mark associated with negative characteristics, which leads to discrimination. Stigma can be especially damaging in the labor market, since it can psychologically affect labor suppliers. To slum dwellers, home address is a stigma. We outline a field experiment in which we manipulate stigma (address) visibility to estimate its effects on job application decisions and interview performance. The funding will be used for focus groups and a pilot experiment. The experiment will take place in Brazil, where 6% of the population live in favelas: urban slums that are usually ruled by organized crime and adjacent to richer neighborhoods.
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