The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.

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?

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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