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Do Employers Discriminate by Gender? A Field Experiment in Female-Dominated Occupations

Alison Booth () and Andrew Leigh

No 632, CEPR Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University

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.

Keywords: discrimination; field experiments; employment; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-01
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