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    This week the World Bank’s Development Impact blog (which you should read religiously if you are interested in development effectiveness and stuff) started publishing Job Market papers by aspiring recently graduates. But, where do they actually go?

    A recent paper explores the relationship between job placement and various individual and program characteristics.

    The abstract:

    Relative to their male counterparts, female candidates are less (more) likely to be placed into academic (government or private sector) jobs and, on average, are placed into worse ranked jobs.


    Foreign female candidates are also more likely than foreign males to stay in the U.S.

    The good news is that if you read – or at least scan – the paper you will find out that these differences are statistically insignificant.

    The paper.

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