A Perfect Match? How Job Demands Shape Gender and Racial Discrimination in Hiring
The project will examine whether and how job demands - the required skills and experiences associated with a job opening - are associated with gender and racial discrimination levels in hiring. We will use experimental procedures to examine whether employers are more or less likely to discriminate against women and Black job applicants when the job demands are vague vs. quantified, feminine-typed vs. masculine-typed, and when applicants meet or do not meet the required job demands. The project will additionally examine how discrimination rates vary across job levels and applicants’ attempts at upward or downward job mobility. Koji Chavez from Indiana University is a co-PI.