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Do State Laws Protecting Older Workers from Discrimination Reduce Age Discrimination in Hiring? Evidence from a Field Experiment

David Neumark, Ian Burn, Patrick Button, Nanneh Chehras

NBER Working Paper No. 25369
Issued in December 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We received generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, from the Social Security Administration through a grant to the Michigan Retirement Research Center, and from the National Institutes of Health via a postdoctoral training grant for Patrick Button (5T32AG000244-23). The views expressed are our own, and not those of the Foundation, the Social Security Administration, the NIH, or Amazon. This study was approved by UC Irvine’s Institutional Review Board (HS#2013-9942). We are grateful to Candela Mirat, Charlotte Densham, Chengshi Wang, Darren Lieu, Grace Jia Zhou, Helen Yu, Justin Sang Hwa Lee, Melody Dehghan, and Stephanie Harrington for research assistance. We thank Tom DeLeire, Sam Peltzman, and an anonymous reviewer for helpful suggestions. 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 ----

I have no sources of financial support for this research. I do some work as an expert witness on labor market discrimination cases, but this work in no way constrains my ability to reach my own conclusions or express my own opinions in published research.

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