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The role of gender stereotypes in hiring: a field experiment

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dc.contributor.author González López, María José, 1966-
dc.contributor.author Cortina Trilla, Clara
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez, Jorge
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-12T08:39:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-12T08:39:03Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation González MJ, Cortina C, Rodríguez J. The role of gender stereotypes in hiring: a field experiment. Eur Sociol Rev. 2019;35(2):187-204. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcy055
dc.identifier.issn 0266-7215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47400
dc.description.abstract Using correspondence testing, we investigate if employers discriminate against women based on stereotypes or prejudices. We sent four (two pairs of fictitious man–woman) résumés to 1,372 job offers from a broad selection of occupations. In one pair, candidates had equivalent curriculum vitae (CVs) except for their sex and their qualifications (meeting standards or higher). In the second pair, candidates differed by sex and parenthood status (with or without children). We interpret the observed differences in favour of men as signalling gender bias in recruitment. This bias is reduced when women have higher qualifications and increases when they have children. We interpret employers’ openness to modify their decisions when candidates’ personal characteristics differ from the group norm, and the absence of discrimination among highly qualified non-mothers, as evidence that gender bias in recruitment is largely grounded in employers’ stereotypes rather than in prejudices.
dc.description.sponsorship This research has been supported by Recercaixa2014.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartof European Sociological Review. 2019;35(2):187-204
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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dc.title The role of gender stereotypes in hiring: a field experiment
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcy055
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