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Data and code for: Do Workers Comply with Salary History Bans? A Survey on Voluntary Disclosure, Adverse Selection, and Unraveling

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Gee, Laura (Tufts University)
  • Agan, Amanda (Rutgers University)
  • Cowgill, Bo (Columbia University)
Publication Date
2020-09-10
Free Keywords
Labor; Survey; Workers
Description
  • Abstract

    Salary history bans forbid employers from asking job candidates to disclose their salaries. However, applicants can still volunteer this information. Our theoretical model predicts that the effect of these laws varies by how workers comply. Our survey of Americans in the labor force finds candidates fall into three compliance types: 25 percent always disclose their salary whether asked or not, 17 percent never disclose, and 58 percent comply with the ban. Importantly, compliance type varies by demographics (e.g. always-disclosers are more male, compliers are more female), and workers are more likely to disclose as others do the same, which suggests unraveling.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-11-01 / 2019-11-30
    Time Period: Fri Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2019--Sat Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2019
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Americans in the labor force.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey;

    We contracted with the survey firm Prolific.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Relations
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E120572V1
Publications
  • Agan, Amanda, Bo Cowgill, and Laura Katherine Gee. “Do Workers Comply with Salary History Bans? A Survey on Voluntary Disclosure, Adverse Selection, and Unraveling.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 1, 2020): 215–19. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20201123.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20201123 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-09-10 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-09-10

Gee, Laura; Agan, Amanda; Cowgill, Bo (2020): Data and code for: Do Workers Comply with Salary History Bans? A Survey on Voluntary Disclosure, Adverse Selection, and Unraveling. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E120572