Study: High G-P-A Could Work Against Young Women Job Hunters

Your whole life you’re told getting good grades in school will one day pay off, but a new study shows that’s really not the case for young women who are job hunting. Ohio State University researchers found male job applicants with high grade point averages were twice as likely to be contacted by employers as women with the same grades and comparable experience and educational background. And the disparity got worse for women who majored in math– male math majors who excelled in school were called back by employers three times as often as their female counterparts. Researcher Natasha Quadlin adds, “We like to think that we’ve progressed past gender inequality, but it’s still there. The study suggests that women who didn’t spend a lot of time on academics but are ‘intelligent enough’ have an advantage over women who excel in school.”