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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. Working Paper. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Discussion Papers.

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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: Monograph (Working Paper)
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 17:56
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 17:56
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3077

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