Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35463
Authors: 
Carlsson, Magnus
Rooth, Dan-Olof
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 3811
Abstract: 
This paper studies whether sex discrimination is the cause of sex segregation in the Swedish labour market. The correspondence testing (CT) method was used, which entails two qualitatively identical applications, one with a female name and one with a male name, being sent to employers advertising for labour. The results show that females have a somewhat higher callback rate to interview in female-dominated occupations, while in male-dominated occupations there is no evidence of any difference. The conclusion is that the sex segregation prevailing in the Swedish labour market cannot be explained by discrimination in hiring. Instead, the explanation must be found on the supply side.
Subjects: 
Sex discrimination
segregation
exit from unemployment
JEL: 
J64
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
252.29 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.