In some professions, women have become well represented, yet gender bias persistsPerpetuated by those who think it is not happening – Science Advances

In efforts to promote equality and combat gender bias, traditionally male-occupied professions are investing resources into hiring more women. Looking forward, if women do become well represented in a profession, does this mean equality has been achieved? Are issues of bias resolved? Two studies including a randomized double-blind experiment demonstrate that biases persist even when women become well represented (evinced in veterinary medicine). Evidence included managers evaluating an employee randomly assigned a male (versus female) name as more competent and advising a $3475.00 higher salary, equating to an 8% pay gap. Importantly, those who thought bias was not happening in their field were the key drivers of ita high risk group (including men and women) that, as shown, can be readily identified/assessed. Thus, as other professions make gains in womens representation, it is vital to recognize that discrimination can persistperpetuated by those who think it is not happening.

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