According to new research conducted by Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, women are on average 30% less likely to be called for a job interview than men – despite sharing similar qualifications – the Economic Times reported.
The research, which was conducted to gain a greater understanding of gender bias in the recruitment process, included more than 5,600 CVs of people between the ages of 37 and 39 years in age. They were sent to a total of 18 businesses in varying sectors.
Under equal terms, the likelihood of receiving a call for a job interview was 30% lower for women than men. Women without children received interview calls 23.5 per cent lower than men.
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