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Gender Discrimination in Hiring: Intersectional Effects with Ethnicity and Cognitive Job Demands

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Derous, Eva
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
discrimination; gender stereotypes; hiring practices
  • Abstract

    Studies on hiring discrimination typically consider one diversity dimension at a time. Building on a multiple categorization and cognitive matching perspective, this study investigated how applicants' gender intersects with other status characteristics (ethnicity) and cognitive job demands for a better understanding of gender discrimination in resumé screening. An experimental study among 214 Belgian HR-professionals showed that a Maghreb/Arab female applicant received lower job suitability ratings compared to equally qualified native/Belgian female and Maghreb/Arab male applicants when they applied for a high cognitive demanding job. No differences were found when they applied for a low cognitive demanding job. Study findings point to the complexity of gender discrimination in hiring (i.e., resumé screening) as double jeopardy of ethnic minority women (i.e., Maghreb/Arab) may also depend on the type of job (i.e., cognitive demanding or not) one is applying for. We conclude with a critical reflection on findings, future research opportunities and implications for practice, like anonymous resumé screening.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 37286 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37286.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-03-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-03-21

Derous, Eva (2019): Gender Discrimination in Hiring: Intersectional Effects with Ethnicity and Cognitive Job Demands. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.