Bias and Discrimination: What Do We Know?

25 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2020

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Marina Della Giusta

University of Reading - Department of Economics; IZA

Steven Bosworth

University of Reading

Abstract

The paper presents the economic literature on gender bias, illustrating the underpinnings in the psychology of bias and stereotyping; the incorporation of these insights into current theoretical and empirical research in economics, and the literature on methods to contrast bias presenting evidence (where it exists) of their effectiveness. The second part of the paper presents results of an experiment in revealing unconscious bias.

JEL Classification: D9, J7

Suggested Citation

Della Giusta, Marina and Bosworth, Steven, Bias and Discrimination: What Do We Know?. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13983, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3755400 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3755400

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