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  •  Being a mother is even worse (4+ / 0-)

    This is a very elegant study:

    Between 2004 and 2006, Professor Correll, then at Cornell, with her colleagues there sent fake résumés to employers who advertised high-status job openings. When a résumé indicated that the applicant was an officer in an elementary school parent-teacher association, thereby implying that she was a mother, employers were half as likely to call her back.
    IE, more experience, and valuable experience, that happens to suggest you're a mother is actually detrimental to your hiring prospects. (This study didn't test this, but other studies have shown that men who are fathers tend to get tenure at a higher rate and are more likely to get raises.)

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 01:47:39 PM PDT

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