Americans over 40 are half as likely to get hired — and it’s worse for workers over 50
- January 7, 2020
- David Neumark, economics, MarketWatch and Morningstar, Jan. 7, 2020
Workers over 40 are only about half as likely, or less, to get a job offer than younger
workers if employers know their age, according to research released this week conducted
by economics professor David Neumark at the University of California, Irvine. … “This
set of results is strongly consistent with age discrimination,” notes professor Neumark,
‘older applicants are more qualified [than younger ones] in terms of applicant characteristics
and evaluations used by the company in their online application system,” he says.
For the full story, please visit https://www.marketwatch.com/story/americans-over-40-are-half-as-likely-to-get-hired-and-its-worse-for-workers-over-50-2020-01-07.