Job Ads: Wage Posting, Advertising, and the Impact on Women’s Professional Opportunities in the Tech Sector and Beyond


Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:40am to 1:00pm


Cason Seminar Room

Daniel Shoag, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 
Lauren Russell, Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

In this seminar, Daniel Shoag and Lauren Russell analyze the impact of firms’ decisions about the written content of their job postings and their methods for advertising these job openings on the employment and career outcomes for women, particularly for women of color. Shoag and Russell use two large, novel data sets to conduct this analysis. The data contain information on job advertisements matched to panel information on the gender and intersectional employment of establishments.