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

Alison Booth () and Andrew Leigh

No 4690, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

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)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2010-01
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Published - published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 107 (2), 236-238

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