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Être mobile pour trouver un emploi ? Les enseignements d'une expérimentation en région parisienne

Loïc Du Parquet, Emmanuel Duguet (), Yannick L'Horty (), Pascale Petit () and Florent Sari ()

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Abstract: We measure hiring discrimination based on gender and the applicant's mobility, as indicated in his/her resume (car and motorcycle driving licenses mentioned or not in the CV). A correspondence testing was performed to examine access to job interviews of young management accountants living in Paris (300 jobs tested). A high mobility signal has no significant effect on access to job interviews for male applicants. However, for women, the same signal decreases the probability to receive a job interview. In a profession dominated by women, where women do have actually a higher success rate than men in access to a job interview, the mere display of a motorcycle license by a woman causes her to lose its comparative advantage vis-à-vis men. Everything happens as if the signal ability with mobility, shown in the display of a license A and B, was seen by employers as a gender attribute. A woman reporting a motorcycle license is considered by the employer as the equal of a man, which in this case, reduces her chances of being invited to an interview.

Keywords: job access; mobility; gender discrimination; field experiment; accès à l'emploi; mobilité; discrimination; testing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-01
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Published in 2011

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