Title

Preferential Treatment in Preselection Decisions According to Sex and Race

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1980

Publisher

Academy of Management

Abstract

Resumes of fictitious applicants for entry-level professional positions were mailed to 458 potential employers, and the responses were analyzed. A three-group experimental design permitted control for differential response not due to the race and sex treatment. Preferential treatment was found in favor of blacks over whites and in favor of males over females.