Our results raise an interesting question: Why are some characteristics much stronger predictors of grades than of job placements? Foreign-trained and male students achieve substantially higher first-year grades, on average, but do not appear to be placed into much higher ranked jobs.I am just guessing here, but there are some obvious explanations. Women benefit from affirmative action programs in both admissions and job placement. A consequence is that men will have better grades and get worse jobs on graduation.
Besides discrimination against men, there may also be discrimination against foreigners. A lot of foreigners speak with heavy accents and may therefore be less desirable for teaching jobs.
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