Do Employers Prefer Fathers? Evidence from a Field Experiment Testing the Gender by Parenthood Interaction Effect on Callbacks to Job Applications

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Bygren, Magnus; Erlandsson, Anni; Gahler, Michael;
(2017)
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/esr/jcx051
  • Subject: Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) | Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)

In research on fatherhood premiums and motherhood penalties in career-related outcomes, employers discriminatory behaviours are often argued to constitute a possible explanation for observed gender gaps. However, there is as yet no conclusive evidence of such discrimina... View more
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