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Scientists aren’t immune to gender bias


Despite being trained to ignore subjective criteria, a new study shows that both male and female scientists reveal gender bias when evaluating job applicants.

When they saw a male name on a job application, academic researchers rated the candidate higher in terms of competence, potential salary, and mentorship possibility.

“There has been a feeling that women are underrepresented in the sciences because of personal or lifestyle choices, but it is clear that gender bias is also present,” says Yale researcher Corinne A. Moss-Racusin.

Full story at Futurity.

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