Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Labour Market
AbstractThis research examines the possible discrimination faced by gay men compared to heterosexuals when applying for jobs in the Greek private sector. This issue was addressed through the observation of employer hiring decisions. Mailing pairs of curriculum vitae, distinguished only by the sexual orientation of the applicants, led to the observation that gay men faced a significantly lower chance of receiving an invitation for an interview. However, in cases where employers called applicants back, the wages offered did not differ significantly between gay and heterosexual applicants. Nevertheless, there is substantial evidence to suggest that discrimination based on sexual orientation does exist in the Greek labour market, and at alarmingly high levels.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Crete, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0832.
Date of creation: 00 2007
Date of revision: 00 2008
Publication status: Forthcoming in Labour Economics, Elsevier http://ees.elsevier.com/labeco/
Field Experiment; Sexual Preference; Hiring Discrimination; Wage Discrimination;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J - Labor and Demographic Economics
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