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Discerning Discrimination: Does Interviewing Firms Make a Difference?

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  • Phillip Nelson

    (SUNY, Binghamton)

  • Solomon W. Polachek

    (SUNY, Binghamton)

Abstract

This paper examines the problems generated by three firm-based analyses of discrimination. Besides the detailed difficulties associated with each of these studies, a common failing is ignoring worker behavior, an error that can cause considerable bias in estimating discrimination.

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  • Phillip Nelson & Solomon W. Polachek, 1995. "Discerning Discrimination: Does Interviewing Firms Make a Difference?," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 21(3), pages 393-398, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:21:y:1995:i:3:p:393-398
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    1. Polachek, Solomon W., 2008. "Earnings Over the Life Cycle: The Mincer Earnings Function and Its Applications," Foundations and Trends(R) in Microeconomics, now publishers, vol. 4(3), pages 165-272, April.
    2. Riach Peter A & Rich Judith, 2006. "An Experimental Investigation of Sexual Discrimination in Hiring in the English Labor Market," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 5(2), pages 1-22, January.

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    Keywords

    Bias; Discrimination;

    JEL classification:

    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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