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Relationship counts – for Female Job Applicants

VU International News and Reviews No. 100 October 30 2017

October 2017

In an article on Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring in the American Sociological Review, Lauren Rivera from Northwestern University reports on a (qualitative) study that Junior faculty search committees actively consider women’s—but not men’s—relationship status when selecting hires. From the Open Access information on the study, it is unclear how many cases the study is based on.

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