David Neumark

A new paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco takes a look at research on how some help-wanted ads can deter older workers from applying for jobs. The co-authors, among them University of California, Irvine economics [Distinguished] Professor David Neumark, compared the applicant response rate to fake online job ads containing subtle ageist language with responses to fake ads without ageist language. … Mr. Neumark, also a visiting scholar at the San Francisco Fed, estimates that using ageist language in ads can have about as big an impact as companies not hiring older workers at all.

For the full story, please visit https://www.wsj.com/articles/pro-take-what-is-that-job-ad-really-saying-fed-paper-looks-at-ageism-in-tight-labor-market-f45828e3.

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