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Table 7 Summary statistics of firms

From: Testing the importance of search frictions and matching through a randomized experiment in Jordan

  Control firms (N = 1142) Treatment firms (N = 1137) T test
  Mean SD Mean SD P Value
# of Male Full Time Employees 15.6 58.3 14.7 44.9 0.67
# of Female Full Time Employees 2.8 10.3 2.8 8.9 1.00
# of New Employees in 2011 1.6 4.6 1.6 4.4 0.83
# of New Employees in 2010 1.3 7.3 1.4 5.4 0.70
# of Terminated Employees in 2011 1.2 4.5 1.2 4.3 0.90
# of Terminated Employees in 2010 0.9 7.1 0.9 4.7 0.98
Proportion that Say It is Difficult to Distinguish between Good and Bad Candidates 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.31
  1. In May 2012, we opened the matching eligibility to any firm in Amman and lifted restrictions on matching for firms previously assigned to the control group. Through a series of television, radio, newspaper, job fair, and Facebook advertisements, we contacted nearly 1,000 additional firms, of which 175 were looking to hire. These 175 firms were larger and more prestigious and typically had human resource departments.