Access and Equity

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue33 4–8 September 2017

DPM&C study finds public servants more likely to hire women

Years of public service gender diversity efforts may have succeeded in making bureaucrats more likely to hire women then men, a new study by the Prime Minister's "nudge unit" suggests.

The "behavioural economics" team have warned that the "blind recruitment" techniques currently in vogue across the public service might be doing more harm than good to the job prospects of senior women.

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