Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians

  title={Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians},
  author={C. Goldin and C. Rouse},
  • C. Goldin, C. Rouse
  • Published 1997
  • Economics
  • Discrimination against women has been alleged in hiring practices for many occupations, but it is extremely difficult to demonstrate sex-biased hiring. A change in the way symphony orchestras recruit musicians provides an unusual way to test for sex-biased hiring. To overcome possible biases in hiring, most orchestras revised their audition policies in the 1970s and 1980s. A major change involved the use of blind' auditions with a screen' to conceal the identity of the candidate from the jury… CONTINUE READING
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