An Experimental Study Of Labor Market Discrimination: Gender, Social Class And Neighborhood In Chile
Source: Inter-American Development Bank
The objective of this paper is to study the Chilean labor market and determine the presence or absence of gender discrimination. In order to transcend the limitations of earlier works, an experimental design is used, the first of its kind in Chile. This paper also allows socioeconomic discrimination associated with names and places of residence to be addressed. The paper consists of sending fictitious Curriculum Vitae for real job vacancies published weekly in the Santiago newspaper El Mercurio. A range of strictly equivalent CVs in terms of qualifications and employment experience of applicants are sent out, varying only in gender, name and surname, and place of residence.