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另一种歧视?

今天又扫到一篇很有意思的paper,基本就是说,如果企业看不到应聘者的名字,那么少数族裔被选中面试的可能性就更低。这好像和美国大学录取如出一辙——在学校里比较少见的族裔还是很沾光的。

Unintended Effects of Anonymous Résumés
Luc Behaghel, Bruno Crépon and Thomas Le Barbanchon, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics Vol. 7, Issue 3 -- July 2015

他们的摘要总结的很好(看完就知道他们干了什么了)。

We evaluate an experimental program in which the French public employment service anonymized resumes for firms that were hiring. Firms were free to participate or not; participating firms were then randomly assigned to receive either anonymous resumes or name-bearing ones. We find that participating firms become less likely to interview and hire minority candidates when receiving anonymous resumes. We show how these unexpected results can be explained by the self-selection of firms into the program and by the fact that anonymization prevents the attenuation of negative signals when the candidate belongs to a minority.
所以名字好重要.... 这年头名字继承了太多的信息,大家总会多少不自觉的从名字里面挖掘出一些含金量。

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