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Do employers discriminate by gender? A field experiment in female-dominated occupations

Booth, Alison L and Leigh, Andrew (2010) 'Do employers discriminate by gender? A field experiment in female-dominated occupations.' Economics Letters, 107 (2). pp. 236-238. ISSN 0165-1765

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Abstract

We test for gender discrimination by sending fake CVs to apply for entry-level jobs. Female candidates are more likely to receive a callback, with the difference being largest in occupations that are more female-dominated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discrimination; Field experiments; Employment; Gender
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 18:50
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:19
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3071

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