Job Recruitments Perpetuate Stereotypes

Published: Feb 11, 2010

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Viet Name Net -- Most job advertisements are not directly discriminatory in terms of the sex of the applicants, however there are still gender stereotypes favouring male applicants, according to a study on gender equality in job advertisements released at a workshop yesterday, February 7. The case study, conducted by the Academy of Journalism and Communication and Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (ISEE), looked at five newspapers including Thanh Nien (Young People), Tuoi Tre (Youth), Tien Phong (Vanguard), Lao Dong (Labour) and Viet Nam News. Out of 500 advertisements, dating back to 2004, 12.4 per cent were for men, 8.2 per cent for women, 11.6 per cent for both sexes and the rest did not specify.

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