Gender inequality remains a widespread problem in labor markets. In this video, Marcela Ibáñez-Díaz, University of Göttingen, asks whether affirmative action is an effective policy for reducing disparities between men and women in terms of pay and access to employment. The research team set up an experiment which revealed gender disparities in application rates for a job, based on the foregrounding of affirmative action.
Ibáñez-Díaz concludes not only that affirmative action helps to improve women’s position in the labor market but also that it achieves this without efficiency cost. Providing clear recommendations for policymakers, Ibáñez-Díaz calls for further work that will test the applicability of the study’s findings in different research contexts.
Ibáñez-Díaz is an Associate Professor Development Economics, University of Göttingen. Leader group behavioral development economics. Center for the Study of Poverty, Equity and Growth.
The video was produced by Latest Thinking https://lt.org/LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10672
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