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Will job testing harm minority workers?

David H. Autor

Will job testing harm minority workers?

by David H. Autor

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Employment tests.,
    • Minorities -- Employment -- United States.,
    • Discrimination in employment -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDavid H. Autor, David Scarborough.
      SeriesNBER working paper series ;, working paper 10763, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) ;, working paper no. 10763.
      ContributionsScarborough, David., National Bureau of Economic Research.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHB1
      The Physical Object
      FormatElectronic resource
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3476052M
      LC Control Number2005615509

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"Because minorities typically fare poorly on standardized tests, job testing is Will job testing harm minority workers? book to pose an equity-efficiency trade-off: testing improves selection but reduces minority hiring. We evaluate this trade-off using data from a national retail firm whose 1, stores switched from informal to test-based worker screening.

Yet, testing had no measurable impact on minority hiring, and productivity gains were uniformly large among minorities and non-minorities. These results suggest that job testing raised the precision of screening without introducing additional negative information about minority applicants, most plausibly because both the job test and the informal screen that preceded it were by:   Because minorities typically fare poorly on standardized tests, job testing is thought to pose an equity-efficiency trade-off: testing improves selection but reduces minority hiring.

We evaluate this trade-off using data from a national retail firm whose 1, stores switched from informal to test-based worker by: than firms’ beliefs derived from informal screens, job testing has the potential to raise productivity without a disparate impact on minority hiring.

This result makes it immediately apparent why the presumption that job testing will harm minority workers is suspect: there is little reason to expectCited by: is a platform for academics to share research papers. Yet, testing had no measurable impact on minority hiring, and productivity gains were uniformly large among minorities and non-minorities.

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Does Job Testing Harm Minority Workers. Evidence from Retail Establishments. Downloadable (with restrictions). Because minorities typically fare poorly on standardized tests, job testing is thought to pose an equality-efficiency trade-off: testing improves selection but reduces minority hiring.

We develop a conceptual framework to assess when this trade-off is likely to apply and evaluate the evidence for such a trade-off using hiring and productivity data from a. While Ban the Box is meant to help minority job seekers, the study found “removing information about job applicants’ criminal histories could lead employers who don’t want to hire ex-offenders to try to guess who the ex-offenders are, and avoid interviewing them.

In particular, employers might avoid interviewing young, low-skilled, black. Will job testing harm minority workers. By David H. Autor and David Scarborough. Abstract. Aug -- Augustrevised from December : David H. Autor and David Scarborough.

Does Job Testing Harm Minority Workers. Evidence from Retail Establishments. David Autor and David Scarborough. The Quarterly Journal of Economics,vol.issue 1, Abstract: Because minorities typically fare poorly on standardized tests, job testing is thought to pose an equality-efficiency trade-off: testing improves selection but reduces minority by: testing provides –rms with an informative productivity signal, .

1, for each applicant Per our earlier assumption, –rms will apply a selection threshold to the test score, and workers with a value of . exceeding the threshold will be hired. We document that testing yielded more productive hires at this firm—raising mean and median tenure by 10% or more.

Consistent with prior research, minorities performed worse on the test. Yet, testing had no measurable impact on minority hiring, and productivity gains were uniformly large among minority and nonminority by: George J.

Borjas is professor of economics and social policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of the forthcoming We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative.

I’ve been. Yet, testing had no measurable impact on minority hiring, and productivity gains were uniformly large among minorities and non-minorities.

These results suggest that job testing raised the precision of screening without introducing additional negative information about minority applicants, most plausibly because both the job test and the informal screen that preceded it were unbiased.

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CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Because minorities typically fare poorly on standardized tests, job testing is thought to pose an equity-efficiency trade-off: testing improves selection but reduces minority hiring. We evaluate this trade-off using data from a national retail firm whose 1, stores switched from informal to test-based worker g: book.

quences of job testing for minority hiring, we are unaware of any work that empirically evaluates whether use of job testing in a competitive hiring environment harms (or benefits) minor-ity workers.

Second, whereas the bulk of the prior literature on job testing. Will Job Testing Harm Minority Workers. By David H. Autor and David ScarboroughWe Thank Daron Acemoglu, Joshua Angrist, David Card, John Donohue, Caroline Hoxby, Lawrence Katz, Edward Lazear, Michael Greenstone, Sendhil Mullainathan, Roberto Fern, David H.

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