Men Blamed for Failure of French Effort on Hiring Female Academics

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'The introduction of quotas to get more women onto university recruitment committees in France has backfired and has actually led to far fewer female academics being hired, new research has revealed.

A male backlash against the equity measures is the most likely reason for the decline in female recruitment, according to analysis by Pierre Deschamps, an economist at Sciences Po, in Paris.

He investigated recruitment data from 455 hiring committees across three French universities in the years before and after the introduction of the requirement for recruitment committees to draw at least 40 percent of their membership from each gender.

Deschamps’ modeling indicates that, had the quotas not been introduced, 38 percent more women would have been hired. “That’s enormous,” he said.

Nor have the quotas yet encouraged any more women to apply for positions, according to “Gender Quotas in Hiring Committees: A Boon or a Bane for Women?” a working paper from Sciences Po’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies.'

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... blaming men for women's lack of interest in certain jobs. Women aren't interested in doing what, becoming wage slaves to universities that no longer hire teachers but pay them as temp workers? Who would want a job like that unless he or she had other options? "It must be men's fault!" Same thing I guess re why there aren't more women hauling trash away.

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