Gender Bias in Employment

Implication for Social Work and Labor Studies


  • Marquita R. Walker IUPUI



gender bias, labor studies


Gender bias in employment is not a new phenomenon. The historical devalued status of women and equity-seeking groups preserved in cultural and social gendered roles permeates the workplace and contributes to institutional structures which are fashioned by and reproduced through traditional norms and mores relegating women and equity-seeking groups to secondary status roles. The question then becomes is the continuation of these reinforced structural norms in the best long-term interest of all humanity? What are we giving up when we relegate over half of the world’s population to secondary and devalued status? What gains could be made if all workers were given the same opportunities, supports, and encouragements to reach their full potential.

Author Biography

Marquita R. Walker, IUPUI

Dr. Walker is an Assistant Professor of Labor Studies in the School of Social Work at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI).


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