An Experimental Investigation of Age Discrimination in the English Labor Market

@article{Riach2007AnEI,
  title={An Experimental Investigation of Age Discrimination in the English Labor Market},
  author={P. Riach and J. Rich},
  journal={European Public Law: National eJournal},
  year={2007}
}
  • P. Riach, J. Rich
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • European Public Law: National eJournal
Carefully-matched pairs of written job applications were made to test for age discrimination in hiring. A twenty-one year-old and a thirty-nine year-old woman applied for jobs where a "new graduate" was sought; men aged twenty-seven and forty-seven, inquired about employment as waiters; women aged twenty-seven and forty-seven, inquired about employment in retail sales. The rate of net discrimination against the older graduate, and against the older waiters in their London inquiries, correspond… Expand
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