Bad news, older tech workers: Job advert language works against you
- August 2, 2022
- David Neumark, economics, The Register, Aug. 2, 2022
Economists have crafted online fake job ads and found that those incorporating age-related
stereotypes discourage older workers from applying – another cause for concern among
tech workers as the industry faces multiple lawsuits over ageism. The research – conducted
by Ian Burn (University of Liverpool, UK), Daniel Firoozi, Daniel Ladd and [Distinguished
Professor of economics] David Neumark (UC Irvine, US) – is described in a paper titled,
"Help Really Wanted? The Impact of Age Stereotypes in Job Ads on Applications from
Older Workers," ….
For the full story, please visit https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/02/ageist_job_ads/.
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