Selection in the Presence of Implicit Bias: The Advantage of Intersectional Constraints

  title={Selection in the Presence of Implicit Bias: The Advantage of Intersectional Constraints},
  author={Anay Mehrotra and Bary S. R. Pradelski and Nisheeth K. Vishnoi},
  journal={2022 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency},
In selection processes such as hiring, promotion, and college admissions, implicit bias toward socially-salient attributes such as race, gender, or sexual orientation of candidates is known to produce persistent inequality and reduce aggregate utility for the decision maker. Interventions such as the Rooney Rule and its generalizations, which require the decision maker to select at least a specified number of individuals from each affected group, have been proposed to mitigate the adverse… 

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