Are Female Surgeons Discriminated? -- with Heather Sarsons
November 11th, 2020
20 mins 9 secs
About this Episode
Does a person's gender influence the way we interpret information about his or her ability? Heather Sarsons tests this hypothesis in a unique setting using Medicare data on referrals from physicians to surgical specialists. She finds that the referring physicians view their patients' surgical outcomes differently depending on whether the surgeon is a man or a woman.
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"Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals" by Heather Sarsons