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Does mandating nondiscrimination in hiring practices influence women's employment Evidence using firm-level data (English)

This study explores the relationship between mandating a nondiscrimination clause in hiring practices along gender lines and the employment of women versus men in fifty-eight developing countries. Using data from the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys (2006-10), the study finds a strong positive relationship between the nondiscrimination clause and women’s relative to men’s employment. The relationship is robust to a large number of controls at the firm and country level. Results also show sharp heterogeneity in the relationship between the nondiscrimination clause and women’s versus men’s employment, with the relationship being much bigger in richer countries and in countries with more women in the population as well as among relatively smaller firms.

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  • Author

    Amin,Mohammad, Islam,Asif Mohammed

  • Document Date

    2015/02/26

  • Document Type

    Journal Article

  • Report Number

    100253

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/10/20

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Does mandating nondiscrimination in hiring practices influence women's employment? Evidence using firm-level data

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Amin,Mohammad Islam,Asif Mohammed

Does mandating nondiscrimination in hiring practices influence women's employment Evidence using firm-level data (English). Author accepted manuscript Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/228751467987848955/Does-mandating-nondiscrimination-in-hiring-practices-influence-womens-employment-Evidence-using-firm-level-data