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"
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.