New research provides evidence of “clear, consistent, and large discrimination” against men in female-dominated occupations in Sweden. The study indicates that women are more likely to receive a response to entry-level job applications than men are.Swedish study suggests hiring discrimination is primarily a problem for men in female-dominated occupations (psypost.org)
Granberg and his colleagues found that women had higher positive employer response rates than men on average, an effect that was primarily driven by female-dominated occupations. There was no evidence of discrimination against women in male-dominated professions or in mixed-gender professions, but the researchers did find evidence of discrimination against men in female-dominated professions.
Iceland is once again the most gender-equal country in the world for the 11th time in a row. It has closed almost 88% of its overall gender gap, further improving since last year. Iceland is followed by Norway (2nd, 84.2%), Finland (3rd, 83.2%) and Sweden (4th, 82.0%). Other economies in the top 10 include Nicaragua (5th, 80.4%), New Zealand (6th, 79.9%), Ireland (7th, 79.8%), Spain (8th, 79.5%), Rwanda (9th, 79.1%) and Germany (10th, 78.7%).WEF_GGGR_2020.pdf (weforum.org)