The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and Academic Performance in Hiring

  title={The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and Academic Performance in Hiring},
  author={Natasha Quadlin},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={331 - 360}
Women earn better grades than men across levels of education—but to what end? This article assesses whether men and women receive equal returns to academic performance in hiring. I conducted an audit study by submitting 2,106 job applications that experimentally manipulated applicants’ GPA, gender, and college major. Although GPA matters little for men, women benefit from moderate achievement but not high achievement. As a result, high-achieving men are called back significantly more often than… Expand

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