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Reflections of Employers' Gender Preferences in Job Ads in India: An Analysis of Online Job Portal Data

Afra Rahman Chowdhury; Ana Carolina Areias; Saori Imaizumi; Shinsaku Nomura; Futoshi Yamauchi;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018
  • Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
Using online job portal data and probabilistic regression estimations, the paper investigates the explicit gender bias and salary gap in the Indian job market, reflected in more than 800,000 job recruitment advertisements. Exploring formal and informal sector occupations, the study finds high existence of employers' gender bias in hiring. Explicit gender preferences are highly job specific, and it is common to mention the preferred gender in job ads, which, in general, favor men over women. Although ads for professional occupations exhibit less explicit gender bias, they are not gender neutral. In all types of professional jobs, irrespective of the share of ads ...
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free text keywords: GENDER TARGETING, LABOR MARKET, HIRING PRACTICES, GENDER WAGE GAP, RECRUITMENT ADS, JOB APPLICATION, EMPLOYER PREFERENCE, JOB MARKET, GENDER BIAS, HIRING BIAS, Salary, Gender and development, Job description, Informal sector, Demographic economics, Psychology, Labor demand, Occupational segregation, Work experience, Gender analysis
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