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The More You Know: Information Effects on Job Application Rates by Gender in a Large Field Experiment∗

  title={The More You Know: Information Effects on Job Application Rates by Gender in a Large Field Experiment∗},
  author={Laura K. Gee},
This paper presents the results from a 2.3 million person field experiment that varies whether a job seeker is shown the number of applicants for a job posting on a large job posting website, LinkedIn. This intervention increases the likelihood a person will start/finish an application by 0.6%-1.9%, representing an economically significant potential increase of over a thousand applications per day. This increase is greater for female applicants. Firms in industries that are highly represented… Expand

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