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Hiring Discrimination Against Maghrebi Women in the National Capital Region of Quebec, Canada: An Econometric Analysis on Field Experiment Data
Last registered on October 15, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Hiring Discrimination Against Maghrebi Women in the National Capital Region of Quebec, Canada: An Econometric Analysis on Field Experiment Data
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001668
Initial registration date
October 15, 2016
Last updated
October 15, 2016 9:18 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Department of Economics, Laval University and CIRPEE
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Department of Economics, Laval University, CIRPEE and CIRANO
PI Affiliation
Department of Economics, Laval University, CIRPEE and CIRANO
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2014-03-01
End date
2016-01-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to estimate a possible hiring discrimination against Maghrebi women in the National Capital region of Quebec, Canada. In order to achieve this, we conducted an experiment using the correspondence testing method. Our results suggest that, all other things being equal, the likelihood of being invited to a job interview decreases by 11 percentage points for “Maghrebi women – sounding” compared to “Quebecer women – sounding” candidates. This also suggests the presence of hiring discrimination against Maghrebi women in the National Capital region of Quebec, Canada.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Brière, Simon, Bernard Fortin and Guy Lacroix. 2016. "Hiring Discrimination Against Maghrebi Women in the National Capital Region of Quebec, Canada: An Econometric Analysis on Field Experiment Data." AEA RCT Registry. October 15. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1668-1.0.
Former Citation
Brière, Simon et al. 2016. "Hiring Discrimination Against Maghrebi Women in the National Capital Region of Quebec, Canada: An Econometric Analysis on Field Experiment Data." AEA RCT Registry. October 15. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1668/history/11203.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2014-03-01
Intervention End Date
2014-04-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
The recall rate for a job interview
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
The method involves sending 50 matched pairs of identical job applications to 50 employers posting jobs—the only difference being the name that signals Maghrebi or Canadian (Quebecer) origin.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer
Randomization Unit
Pair of applications
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
50 pairs of applications
Sample size: planned number of observations
100 job applications
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
50 "Maghrebi women - sounding" job applications, 50 "Quebecer women - sounding" job applications (control)
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Comités d'éthique de la recherche avec des êtres humains de l'Université Laval
IRB Approval Date
2015-03-25
IRB Approval Number
Details not available
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
April 01, 2014, 12:00 AM +00:00
Is data collection complete?
Yes
Data Collection Completion Date
April 01, 2014, 12:00 AM +00:00
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization)
50 pairs of applications
Was attrition correlated with treatment status?
No
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations
100 job applications
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms
50 "Maghrebi women - sounding" job applications, 50 "Quebecer women - sounding" job applications (control)
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
Yes
Program Files
Program Files
No
Reports, Papers & Other Materials
Relevant Paper(s)
REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS