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Laura M. Graves

In: Handbook of Gender & Work

Chapter 8: Gender Bias in Interviewers' Evaluations of Applicants: When and How Does it Occur?

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Gender Bias in Interviewers' Evaluations of Applicants: When and How Does it Occur?
Gender bias in interviewers' evaluations of applicants: When and how does it occur?
Laura M.Graves

During the past 25 years, researchers have devoted considerable attention to examining the effects of gender on employment decisions, resulting in a substantial body of evidence. Research on this topic began in the 1970s, galvanized by a growing interest in the psychology of sex differences (e.g., Maccoby & Jacklin, 1974), the development of a social psychological perspective on gender (e.g., Deaux, 1976), and government legislation forbidding gender discrimination in employment (e.g., the United States' Civil Rights Act of 1964, the United Kingdom's Sex Discrimination Act). Most research has focused on gender discrimination in the employment interview, perhaps because of ...

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