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Are detail-oriented women wanted in Turkey?

In Turkey, where female labor force participation is low, Victoria Levin and her team ran a study where they created fake candidates to apply for real jobs using an online job search portal. Over five months, they sent close to 11,000 CVs, with the goal of determining a) if socio-emotional skills, when signaled on CVs, are valuable to employers, and b) whether employers perceive these skills differently when the candidate is a woman rather than a man.

The team was surprised by the results: candidates received positive responses from employers when they signaled these skills only when the job posting specifically called for them, and there was no evidence of discrimination against female candidates in the sectors included in the study. The study is an important step in figuring out the complex relationship between decision making and labor force entry and participation.

About the Presenters

Victoria Levin

Senior Economist, Education Global Practice, The World Bank

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jose luis

- Jun 26, 2021
BUENO

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 21, 2021
Great course! informative and knowledgeable documents.

Mariam

- Oct 21, 2020
interesting findings

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Sep 13, 2020
Interesting and informative.

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Dec 13, 2019
Job creations in Turkey

Anvar

- Oct 24, 2019
Good!

Monir

- Aug 27, 2019
Smart " real &actual" methodology to differentiate between perception & real responses. The bais of data will be minimized. Great

Ki

- Jul 4, 2019
good

Dr. Illakkuvan

- Jun 7, 2019
Marvelous!

Yusman

- Apr 25, 2019
good job
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