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Gender and Racial Discrimination in Hiring: A Pseudo Audit Study for Three Selected Occupations in Metropolitan Lima

  • Moreno, Martin

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    (GRADE)

  • Nopo, Hugo

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    (Inter-American Development Bank)

  • Saavedra, Jaime

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    (World Bank)

  • Torero, Maximo

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    (International Food Policy Research Institute)

In this paper, we adapt the audit studies methodology to analyze gender and racial differences in hiring for a particular segment of the market of three selected occupations in Metropolitan Lima: salespersons, secretaries and (accounting and administrative) assistants. The adapted pseudo-audit study methodology allows us to reduce the room for existence of statistical discrimination. The results suggest the existence of no significant differences in hiring rates for different gender-race groups but some systematic (and significant) differences in the aimed wages of the individuals in their job search processes.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2004
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Publication status: published as 'Detecting Gender and Racial Discrimination in Hiring through Monitoring Intermediation Services: The Case of Selected Occupations in Metropolitan Lima, Peru ' in: World Development, 2012, 40 (2), 315-328.
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp979
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