UGent @ Work external seminar 2 - Joanna Lahey

27-06-2022 van 12:30 tot 13:30
Faculteitsraadzaal, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde (Tweekerkenstraat 2, 9000 Gent) and MS Teams

Presentation prof. dr. Joanna Lahey

Title: Age and the labor market for Hispanics in the United States’

Abstract: We explore the labor market for Hispanic high school graduates in the United States by age using information from the US Census, American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, and three laboratory experiments. We find, in general, that the differences in outcomes for Hispanic and non-Hispanic high school graduates do not change across the lifecycle. Moving to a laboratory setting, we provided participants with randomized resumes for a clerical position that are on average equivalent except for name and age (as indicated by date of high school graduation). In all three experiments, hypothetical applicants with Hispanic and non-Hispanic names were generally treated the same across the lifecycle by a student population, a population of human resources managers, and a more general population from mTurk. These results stand in contrast to earlier results that find strong differences by age in how resumes with Black and White names are treated.

Meeting with prof. dr. Joanna Lahey

Additionally, prof. dr. Joanna Lahey is open for three (offline) one-on-one meetings on June 27th, 18.00–19.00h. She will be in the lobby of her hotel room, Hotel Gravensteen. This may especially be an interesting opportunity for PhD students to discuss their work with Joanna. If you would be interested in meeting Joanna, please send me an e-mail before Wednesday June 22nd. Based on the interest in such meetings, I will allocate a time slot for you (so please keep your agenda open on June 27th between 18.00–19.00h). If demand for such meetings would – as it should :) – be very high, I will work on a first come, first served basis.

MS Teams

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