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Replication data for: Unintended Effects of Anonymous Résumés

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Behaghel, Luc
  • Crépon, Bruno
  • Le Barbanchon, Thomas
Publication Date
2015-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We evaluate an experimental program in which the French public employment service anonymized résumés for firms that were hiring. Firms were free to participate or not; participating firms were then randomly assigned to receive either anonymous résumés or name-bearing ones. We find that participating firms become less likely to interview and hire minority candidates when receiving anonymous résumés. We show how these unexpected results can be explained by the self-selection of firms into the program and by the fact that anonymization prevents the attenuation of negative signals when the candidate belongs to a minority. (JEL J15, J68, J71)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140185 (Text)
Publications
  • Behaghel, Luc, Bruno Crépon, and Thomas Le Barbanchon. “Unintended Effects of Anonymous Résumés.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 3 (July 2015): 1–27. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20140185.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20140185 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-01-30

Behaghel, Luc; Crépon, Bruno; Le Barbanchon, Thomas (2015): Replication data for: Unintended Effects of Anonymous Résumés. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113612V1-22053