Race and gender effects on employer interest in job applicants: new evidence from a resume field experiment

Rajeev Darolia, Cory Koedel, Paco Martorell, Katie Wilson, Francisco Perez-Arce

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

39 Scopus citations

Abstract

We sent nearly 9000 fictitious resumes to advertisements for job openings in seven major cities in the United States across six occupational categories. We randomly assigned names to the resumes that convey race and gender but for which a strong socio-economic connotation is not implicated. We find little evidence of systematic employer preferences for applicants from particular race and gender groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-856
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

  • Discrimination
  • field experiment
  • resume audit study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Race and gender effects on employer interest in job applicants: new evidence from a resume field experiment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this