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Attaching a photo to a job application is normal in Germany, but a study has suggested that women who wear a headscarf in their photo have a significantly lower chance of being invited to interview.

In a study due to be released in full at the end of the year, economists at the University of Linz in Austria examined whether wearing a headscarf affected women when applying for jobs at German companies.

Initial results show that German firms appeared less inclined to invite an applicant for an interview if they were wearing a headscarf in their photo. This also applied, to a lesser extent, for applicants with a non-German surname.


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