Do Financial Incentives Encourage Women to Apply for a Tech Job? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
AbstractWe conduct a natural field experiment to test whether offering financial incentives encourages more female job seekers to complete their applications for a tech job. All eligible applicants for the job were invited to perform an online skill assessment. We randomized whether or not they were offered an incentive of up to $10 for completing the assessment. We find no significant effect of the incentive for female applicants (or male applicants).
CitationFeld, Jan, Edwin Ip, Andreas Leibbrandt, and Joseph Vecci. 2023. "Do Financial Incentives Encourage Women to Apply for a Tech Job? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 113: 432-35. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20231061
- C93 Field Experiments
- D81 Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- J16 Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
- J22 Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J23 Labor Demand