Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89937
Authors: 
Baert, Stijn
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7767
Abstract: 
Using a field experiment, we investigate whether discrimination based on women's sexual orientation differs by age and family constraints. We find weakly significant evidence of discrimination against young heterosexual women. This effect is driven by age (and fertility) rather than by motherhood. We do not find any unequal treatment at older ages. This age effect is consistent with our theoretical expectation that, relative to lesbian women, young heterosexual women are penalised for getting children more frequently and taking on, on average, more at-home-caring tasks.
Subjects: 
labour market discrimination
sexual orientation
motherhood
JEL: 
C93
J13
J16
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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