“Only Men Need Apply”: Gender Discrimination in Job Advertisements in China

This report analyzes over 36,000 job advertisements posted between 2013 and 2018 on Chinese recruitment and company websites and on social media platforms. Many of the ads specify a requirement or preference for men. Some job posts require women to have certain physical attributes – with respect to height, weight, voice, or facial appearance – that are irrelevant to job duties. Others use the physical attributes of companies’ current female employees to attract male applicants.

https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/china0418_web.pdf

 

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