Gender and the Career Choice Process: The Role of Biased Self‐Assessments1

  title={Gender and the Career Choice Process: The Role of Biased Self‐Assessments1},
  author={Shelley J. Correll},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1691 - 1730}
  • S. Correll
  • Published 1 May 2001
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
This article develops a supply‐side mechanism about how cultural beliefs about gender differentially influence the early career‐relevant decisions of men and women. Cultural beliefs about gender are argued to bias individuals' perceptions of their competence at various career‐relevant tasks, controlling for actual ability. To the extent that individuals then act on gender‐differentiated perceptions when making career decisions, cultural beliefs about gender channel men and women in… 

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