Hiring Gender Discrimination in the French Financial Sector: An Econometric Analysis on Field Experiment Data

Cahiers de la MSE - EUREQua Working Paper No. 38

27 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2004

Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

We study the determinants of hiring gender discrimination in the French financial sector through a controlled experiment. We find that, on the one hand, the access differences to job interviews by women and men are primarily explained by the expectation of a maternity by young women and, on the other hand, we also find that some institutional mechanisms compensate this difference of treatment between genders so that there is no significant discrimination on average.

Keywords: discrimination, hiring, field experiment, bootstrap

JEL Classification: C15, C81, J16, J71

Suggested Citation

Duguet, Emmanuel and Petit, Pascale, Hiring Gender Discrimination in the French Financial Sector: An Econometric Analysis on Field Experiment Data (April 2004). Cahiers de la MSE - EUREQua Working Paper No. 38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=535463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.535463

Emmanuel Duguet (Contact Author)

ERUDITE ( email )

Mail des Mèches
61 avenue du Général de Gaulle
Créteil Cedex, 94010
France

Pascale Petit

EUREQua ( email )

106-112 Boulevard de l'Hopital
Paris Cedex 13, 75647
France

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
136
Abstract Views
1,840
rank
211,550
PlumX Metrics