UCLA News|Week: Study shows prejudices against the unemployed
In this week's webcast, UCLA researchers and colleagues found that out-of-work Americans face discrimination unrelated to their skills or to the conditions of their departure from their previous jobs.
For a series of studies, researchers recruited a random cross-section of Americans over the Internet and had them appraise the resumes of fictitious job candidates, who were identified either as currently employed or unemployed.
"Even though everybody saw exactly the same resume, the person who was unemployed was viewed to be less warm, less competent and less hirable," says Margaret Shih, an associate professor at UCLA's Anderson School of Management.
Also in the webcast:
- Nobel Prize–winning alumna Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the prize in economics, visits our studio.
- Internationally acclaimed curator Kristy Edmunds is named executive and artistic director of UCLA Live.