DP7638 Do Employers Discriminate by Gender? A Field Experiment in Female-Dominated Occupations
|Author(s):||Alison L Booth, Andrew Leigh|
|Publication Date:||January 2010|
|Keyword(s):||discrimination, employment, field experiments, gender|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=7638|
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.