You are here: Home Seminar 2018 Summer Term Applied Micro Workshop – Rafael Lalive, “How Does Banning Gender Profiling Affect Firms and Workers?”

Applied Micro Workshop – Rafael Lalive, “How Does Banning Gender Profiling Affect Firms and Workers?”

— filed under:

David Card, Fabrizio Colella, and Rafael Lalive: “How Does Banning Gender Profiling Affect Firms and Workers?” Historically, firms stated a preference of job applicants’ gender. Today, many countries have outlawed stating gender preference because it runs counter to many countries’ objective to eliminating gender discrimination in labor markets. We study Austria where recruiters could state desired gender until 2004, when the Austrian Equal Treatment Act (AETA) prohibited stating a gender preference in job advertisements. We use data from the Austrian Public Employment System (AMS), which allows recruiters to announce job advertisements stating the desired gender of the candidate. By analyzing vacancy duration, number of vacancy posted, job stability and outcome of the hiring process we find that stated gender preference lowers recruiting cost for the gender profiling firms. Abolishing gender preference reduces gender discrimination, e.g., men are more likely to be hired on female jobs, and women are more likely to be hired on male jobs.

Event details
What
  • Presentation
When May 02, 2018
from 14:00 to 15:30
Where briq, Seminar Room 9/1.1, Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 9
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

More information about this event…

Document Actions