Race & Jobs Guest host Susan Stamberg speaks with Marianne Bertrand, co-author of an experiment testing employer discrimination. The study used first and last names perceived to sound like an African-American name or a Caucasian name on resumes with similar education and skills. The researchers found that the names perceived to be Caucasian were 50-percent more likely to be called back.
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Guest host Susan Stamberg speaks with Marianne Bertrand, co-author of an experiment testing employer discrimination. The study used first and last names perceived to sound like an African-American name or a Caucasian name on resumes with similar education and skills. The researchers found that the names perceived to be Caucasian were 50-percent more likely to be called back.