Gender Bias In Job Search

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Gender Bias in the job search process Neha Aranha, Himani Sewekar ABSTRACT Gender is one of the demographic factors that play an important role in determining the job search behavior. This research explores the impact of gender difference on the type of job selection criteria such as salary, location, designation, etc. It also elaborates on the cognitive behavior of men and women while selecting a job. Analysis of the hypothesis based on this research also emphasizes on married and unmarried women and their differences and priorities while taking up a job. For this research we have used analytical tools like P-test, T-Test and Chi Test. This research paper will be useful to the HR depart men in organizations and also to the fresher population…show more content…
Informal methods include referrals, influence from friends and relatives. Informal job search strategies received attention as a great source for inequalities and theses differences lead to certain job search outcomes. The personal contacts of men and women in informal methods of job search differ vastly in terms of power, status and influence. Drentea (1998) has espoused women’s use of informal search method is an effective way to address job search inequalities. This argument is based on her findings that women who use formal job search strategies tend to be employed in jobs that are less female dominated than women who rely on personal job search methods to locate job opportunities. Female dominated job generally offers low income and prestige as most job today work on time constraints and contain ample amount of workload which is mostly not suited for married or unmarried women. Mc Guire and Reskin, Wilson (1996) also argue that formal methods of job search reduce the inequalities of gender segregation. Their study also states that word of mouth recruitment effects in generating a pool of applicants for a job that underrepresents…show more content…
In addition blau and kahn (1981) states that traditional sex roles, marital status and other dependents may affect the job search behavior differently among men and women. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study is to understand the gender bias created in the job search process and to understand the difference in the criteria’s of job search for both men and women. • To evaluate the dependence of gender on job search criteria’s such as salary, location, designation, company brand name etc. • To understand the job search behavior of women regarding different aspects of a workplace in a job search process. • To determine the average age of people searching for a job. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: This study comprises of the following variables: Independent Variable: Gender, Age, Income are the independent variables used in the study. Dependent variable: The dependent variable for theis research is the job criteria’s while selecting a job, such as Locality, salary, Designation, Company brand name. Sample Survey of gender : Analysis: The number of female respondents is 24 and that of male Respondents is

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