Social Science Is Hard: Resume Audit Studies Edition

You won't get answers to questions that you don't ask

When researchers run studies in which they send out otherwise identical resumes with stereotypically ‘white’ and ‘black’ names to American employers, the ones with the white names get more invitations to come in for interviews.

This appears to be a pretty robust, good-sized effect. In one 2017 meta-analysis coauthored by Devah Pager, a leading researcher…

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