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Title:Gender and racial discrimination in hiring : a pseudo audit study for three selected occupations in metropolitan Lima PDF Logo
Authors:Moreno, Martin
Ñopo, Hugo
Saavedra, Jaime
Torero, Maximo
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 979
Abstract:In this paper, we adapt the audit studies methodology to analyze gender and racial differences in hiring for a particular segment of the market of three selected occupations in Metropolitan Lima: salespersons, secretaries and (accounting and administrative) assistants. The adapted pseudo-audit study methodology allows us to reduce the room for existence of statistical discrimination. The results suggest the existence of no significant differences in hiring rates for different gender-race groups but some systematic (and significant) differences in the aimed wages of the individuals in their job search processes.
Subjects:field experiments
discrimination
occupational segregation
JEL:C93
D63
J7
J4
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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