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CentrePiece article
Gender and the labour market: evidence from experiments
Ghazala Azmat and Barbara Petrongolo
May 2014
Paper No' CEPCP425:
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CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring 2014

JEL Classification: J16; J24; J71; C91; C92; C93

Tags: gender; field experiments; lab experiments; discrimination; gender preferences

Lab experiments are an increasingly valuable tool for understanding differences in how men and women are treated in the labour market. Dr Ghazala Azmat and Professor Barbara Petrongolo explore what has been learned about the extent to which differences in men and women’s pay and employment opportunities can be explained by discrimination or by differences in their preferences or productivity.

This paper summarises 'Gender and the Labor Market: What Have We Learned from Field and Lab Experiments?' by Ghazala Azmat and Barbara Petrongolo, CEP Occasional Paper No. 40, March 2014.