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Is It Harder for Older Workers to Find Jobs? New and Improved Evidence from a Field Experiment

David Neumark, Ian Burn, Patrick Button

NBER Working Paper No. 21669
Issued in October 2015

---- Acknowledgements ----

We received generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and helpful comments from seminar participants at Georgia State University, IZA, Marquette University, the New School, the Sloan Foundation, UCI, the University of San Francisco, Stanford University, the University of Tokyo, the University of Wisconsin, and Yale Law School. The views expressed are our own, and not those of the Foundation. We thank Melody Dehghan, Dominique Dubria, Chenxu Guo, Stephanie Harrington, Kelsey Heider, Matthew Jie, Irene Labadlabad, Benson Lao, Karl Jonas Lundstedt, Catherine Liu, Jason Ralston, Eileen Raney, Nida Ratawessnant, Samantha Spallone, Bua Vanitsthian, Helen Yu, and especially Nanneh Chehras for outstanding research assistance, and Scott Adams, Marc Bendick, Richard Johnson, Joanna Lahey, and Matthew Notowidigdo for very helpful comments. This study was approved by UC Irvine’s Institutional Review Board (HS#2013-9942). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for David Neumark ----

The author has been engaged by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other parties as an expert witness in age discrimination cases. In the past three years, he has been retained by plaintiffs. However, none of these engagements have entailed funding for the research in this paper, nor have these entities had any opportunity to review or comment on this paper

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