Primary Outcomes (explanation)
The primary outcome that we are interested in is the job ads that are recommended and displayed to job seekers. We will test whether the recommender systems used by these job boards recommend different jobs to male and female job seekers with identical resumes.
The outcomes we will study include (but are not restricted to):
•Advertised salary and benefits (total pay, base pay, performance pay, annual bonus, insurance, vacation days, paid leave days, compensation/subsidy on travel and meal, staff dormitory, shuttle service, hukou, professional training, flexible working hours, holiday benefits, etc.)
•Job Title: (we can use natural language processing tools to compare the extracted words)
•Job description (especially words like manage, coordinate, independently design, business travel, etc.)
•Job requirements (years of working experience, education, requested age and skills)
•Company characteristics (number of employees, ownership such as foreign, public, private, etc.)
•Job’s industry, occupation, and location.