Discrimination at the Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender: Evidence from a Lab-in-The-Field Experiment

@article{Lahey2018DiscriminationAT,
  title={Discrimination at the Intersection of Age, Race, and Gender: Evidence from a Lab-in-The-Field Experiment},
  author={J. Lahey and Douglas R. Oxley},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2018}
}
  • J. Lahey, Douglas R. Oxley
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology
  • NBER Working Paper Series
  • We use a laboratory experiment with randomized resumes and eyetracking to explore the effects of race on employment discrimination over the lifecycle. We show race discrimination against prime-age black job applicants that diminishes into middle age before re-emerging for older applicants. Screeners mechanically process black and white resumes similarly, but spend less time on younger black resumes, suggesting they use negative heuristics or taste-based discrimination. Screeners demonstrate… CONTINUE READING
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