Do Financial Incentives Encourage Women to Apply for a Tech Job? Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-25, 22:38 authored by Jan FeldJan Feld, Edwin Ip, Andreas Leibbrandt, Joseph Vecci
We 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).