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The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy

Editor-in-Chief: Ludwig, Sandra / Schmitz, Hendrik

Ed. by Barigozzi, Francesca / Brunner, Johann / Fleck, Robert / Jürges, Hendrik / Mastrobuoni, Giovanni / Mendola, Mariapia / Requate, Till / de Vries, Frans / Wenzel, Tobias

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An Experimental Investigation of Sexual Discrimination in Hiring in the English Labor Market

Peter A Riach / Judith Rich
Published Online: 2006-01-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1538-0637.1416


Pairs of carefully-matched, written applications were made to advertised job vacancies in England to test for sexual discrimination in hiring. Two standard résumés were constructed for each occupation to control for all relevant supply-side variables, such as qualifications, experience and age. Consequently any differential response recorded can be attributed to demand-side discrimination. Statistically significant discrimination against men was found in the `female occupation' - secretary, and against women in the `male occupation' - engineer. Statistically significant, and unprecedented, discrimination against men was found in two `mixed occupations' - trainee chartered accountant and computer analyst programmer.

Keywords: discrimination; employment; field experiment; hiring; sex

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Published Online: 2006-01-13

Citation Information: Advances in Economic Analysis & Policy, Volume 5, Issue 2, ISSN (Online) 1538-0637, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1538-0637.1416.

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