Age Discrimination in the Evaluation of Job Applicants

@article{Richardson2013AgeDI,
  title={Age Discrimination in the Evaluation of Job Applicants},
  author={B. Richardson and Janine Webb and L. Webber and Kaye Smith},
  journal={Journal of Applied Social Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={35-44}
}
This study investigated the nature of age discrimination against older job applicants. One hundred fifty-six participants (102 students; 54 organization based) evaluated a hypothetical job applicant's (aged 33–66 years) work-related competences and likelihood of being hired. Applicant age affected hiring decisions for both samples where there was a preference for hiring applicants aged 42–48 years. Applicants at both the older and younger ends of the continuum were less likely to be hired, with… Expand
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