Saturday, July 1, 2017

Confounding Studies

TRIGGER WARNING:  Life isn't fair, even when you try to make it fair.

For John, BLUFWe need to help our little girls grow up to be successful women.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

This is a posting from the InstaPundit, and references the below mentioned study.

The study was to see if going gender blink would allow more women to make the "short list" of applicants for a senior position.&nnbsp; That is, would be part of the shrunk down list of applicants from which the selected person would be picked.

In the study, for applications reviewed with a male given name the applicant's chances were down 3.2 percent, but with a female given name the changes of being hired went up 2.9 percent.  Then there is the situation where there is no name mentioned and

We anticipated this would have a positive impact on diversity — making it more likely that female candidates and those from ethnic minorities are selected for the shortlist,” said Professor Michael Hiscox, a Harvard academic.  “We found the opposite, that de-identifying candidates reduced the likelihood of women being selected for the shortlist.
Something is going on here.  Maybe it isn't that boys need to be more like girls in school, but girls need to be more like boys.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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