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First published July 1 2016

Population-Based Simulation of Gender Inequality Issues

John Bullinaria

Abstract (Excerpt)

A population-based simulation framework is presented that allows a principled approach for exploring gender inequalities in professional hierarchies such as universities or businesses, and how they might emerge, evolve and be rectified. Results from a representative range of cases involving gender-based discrimination and intrinsic gender-based ability differences are presented to demonstrate the power of the approach. Such artificial life simulations will hopefully inspire and facilitate better approaches for dealing with these issues in real life.