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Gender bias in teaching evaluations by economics students

In an ongoing heated debate on sexism in the economic profession, sparked by an analysis by Alice Wu of sexist speech in an anonymous online forum, economists see themselves accused of discrimination against women in the profession. Indeed, female professors … Continue reading

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Transitioning across gender is related to greater life and job satisfaction

A new IZA World of Labor report finds that after transitioning, trans people experience better mental health, and greater life and job satisfaction. Furthermore, studies show that while becoming a man is related to a small rise in wages, trans-women … Continue reading

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Discrimination against female migrants wearing a headscarf

Germany is currently experiencing a high influx of Muslim migrants. Their labor market integration is a crucial policy goal. However, females with backgrounds of migration from Muslim countries, and especially of those wearing headscarves, are still faced with high levels … Continue reading

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Women’s chances in STEM fields better than often thought

One of the most common explanations why women are underrepresented in many areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is that a hiring bias against women exists in those fields. A new study by Thomas Breda and Mélina Hillion, … Continue reading

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How to close the disability employment gap

Anti-discrimination legislation has been largely ineffective at improving the employment prospects of the disabled. A new report, just published by IZA World of Labor, finds that despite the introduction of a range of legislative and policy initiatives designed to eliminate … Continue reading

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Employers will check you out! Facebook profile pictures affect hiring chances

What many have already suspected has now been scientifically proven: Employers are screening job candidates through Facebook. In fact, your Facebook profile picture affects your callback chances about as strongly as the picture on your resume. This is the finding … Continue reading

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African Americans discriminated against in access to U.S. local public services

Requests for information from local public services, like sheriffs’ offices, school districts and libraries, across the United States are less likely to receive a reply if signed by ‘black-sounding’ names, according to new paper by IZA Research Director Corrado Giulietti, … Continue reading

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