When you come across a paper that just makes you want to burn it all down: (h/t ). I'll be sure to tell my daughters to work hard, but not too too hard. 🙄
The Mark of a Woman's Record: Gender and Academic Performance in Hiring
Women are penalized for their good grades when job-hunting.
I shared the results of this paper with my Population Econ class as we discussed gender roles. It’s not on the reading list, but I’ve never had this many requests for a paper. Ever! “The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and Academic Performance in Hiring”
Colour me surprised: "Employers value competence and commitment among men, but privilege women perceived as likeable. This helps moderate-achieving women, described as sociable and outgoing, but hurts high-achieving women (..) viewed with more skepticism"
I think this piece shows that the frame Econs use blinds them to some other issues. It’s experimental in method but grounded in social theories of gender and social returns to skill. Very interesting results.
The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and Academic Performance in Hiring - Natasha Quadlin, 2018
"Employers value competence and commitment among men applicants, but instead privilege women applicants who are perceived as likeable." Lovely work by that demonstrates the battle for gender-related employment equality is far from won.