Girls’ and Boys’ Names Literally Sound Different


Girls’ and Boys’ Names Literally Sound Different

[...] résumés with “white-sounding” names are more likely to be selected than those with “black-sounding” names, for example, and academics are rated as more hirable with traditionally male over female names"

Which I've often wondered about my own name - am I getting passed over because of my ethnic name? (which is Spanish, for those of you playing along at home. A Spanish name on a pasty-white Scot.)

There's some interesting, though unsurprising, information in this article - though, like many articles of its type, the research is wholly North American - it wouldn't hold true for other cultures. I wonder how much linguistic research of this type is actually done in other, vastly disparate, language cultures.



2016 08 03 - 08:10

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