Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Women not so oppressed

A British study has found that men are discriminated against when they apply for jobs in IT and accountancy.

The researchers sent fake CVs to employers listing identical qualifications and experience but alternating male and female names.

The CVs sent by the fictional "Philip" fared better when applying for work in engineering, but "Emma" did four times better when applying for accountancy and IT jobs.

1 comment:

  1. In case you needed more proof that positive discrimination, err... excuse me - AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - has bludgeoned reality into the void.