The Reverse Gender Gap In Ethnic Discrimination: Employer Priors Against Men And Women With Arabic Names

The authors examine differences in the intensity of employer priors against men and women with Arabic names in Sweden by testing how much more work experience is needed to eliminate the disadvantage of having an Arabic name on job applications. Employers are first sent CVs of equal merits in a field-experiment setup. Arabic-named CVs are thereafter enhanced with more relevant work experience than Swedish-named CVs. Results indicate a reverse gender gap in employer priors as initial differences in call-backs disappear for female applicants when CVs for Arabic-named applications are enhanced, but remain strong and significant for male applicants.

Provided by: Solvay Business School Topic: Software Date Added: Jul 2011 Format: PDF

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