Age discrimination starts when an employer becomes aware of an older worker’s age
- January 7, 2020
- David Neumark, economics, Forbes, Jan. 7, 2020 (Contributor)
New research finds that job applicants aged 40 and above begin to experience age discrimination at the point where their age becomes apparent to the employer. In a new, groundbreaking paper, David Neumark, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, writes that workers who apply on site for positions are “substantially” less likely to be invited for an interview compared to workers who apply on the Internet (and are not required to disclose their age).
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