Using a method of uncovering discrimination well known in economics, David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, led a study that sent out 40,000 fake résumés to employers who had posted openings. … Neumark and his co-authors found that résumés that suggested an applicant age 64 to 66 received a response 35 per cent less often than résumés that suggested that the applicant was 29 to 31.

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