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Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven’t solved the problem.
How much do hiring decisions in academia factor in the gender of the applicant?
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Previous research found a preference in academia for hiring stellar female candidates over stellar male candidates for STEM jobs. A new study investigated what happens if applicants aren’t as evenly matched.
How you assess the strength of gender bias research depends on your viewpoint.
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Men are harsher critics of research that reports evidence of gender bias in STEM fields, while women find it more compelling. How can we deal with the reality when we’re biased about bias?
Being made to feel you don’t belong in your chosen field is stressful.
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Being underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math means women can be made to feel they don’t belong, with long-term mental health consequences.
One study found women twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track STEM jobs.
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Figuring out points along the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math pipeline where women are doing ok can help focus efforts to improve sex ratios where they can make a difference.