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Être mobile pour trouver un emploi? Les enseignements d’une expérimentation en région parisienne

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  • Loïc Du Parquet
  • Emmanuel Duguet
  • Yannick L'Horty
  • Pascale Petit
  • Florent Sari

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We measure hiring discrimination based on gender and the applicant's mobility, as indicated in his/her resume (car and motorcycle driving licenses mentioned or not in the CV). A correspondence testing was performed to examine access to job interviews of young management accountants living in Paris (300 jobs tested). A high mobility signal has no significant effect on access to job interviews for male applicants. However, for women, the same signal decreases the probability to receive a job interview. In a profession dominated by women, where women do have actually a higher success rate than men in access to a job interview, the mere display of a motorcycle license by a woman causes her to lose its comparative advantage vis-à-vis men. Everything happens as if the signal ability with mobility, shown in the display of a license A and B, was seen by employers as a gender attribute. A woman reporting a motorcycle license is considered by the employer as the equal of a man, which in this case, reduces her chances of being invited to an interview.
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  • Loïc Du Parquet & Emmanuel Duguet & Yannick L'Horty & Pascale Petit & Florent Sari, 2011. "Être mobile pour trouver un emploi? Les enseignements d’une expérimentation en région parisienne," TEPP Research Report 2011-03, TEPP.
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    1. Yannick L'Horty & Florent Sari, 2011. "Le grand Paris de l’emploi," TEPP Research Report 2011-13, TEPP.
    2. Anthony Edo & Nicolas Jacquemet, 2013. "Discrimination à l'embauche selon l'origine et le genre : défiance indifférenciée ou ciblée sur certains groupes ?," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 464(1), pages 155-172.
    3. repec:hal:cesptp:halshs-00935241 is not listed on IDEAS

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    JEL classification:

    • C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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