Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau
Institute WeST

Measuring Gender Inequalities of German professions on Wikipedia

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Olga Zagovora

Our objective is to identify and assess gender bias related to professions in the results of collaborative community work. We present the results of studies in which we characterize the gender inequality present over the three dimensions: redirections, images, and people mentioned in the articles. Our empirical analysis was performed over the variety of occupations and professions in the German Wikipedia edition. We find evidence for both, stereotype exaggerations of women presence in particular professions and systematic overrepresentation of men over all three dimensions.

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04.08.16 - 10:15
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