Re: Doctors from ethnic minority backgrounds earn less than white colleagues
The story that we have a meritocracy is a fallacy in terms of only being able to use some objective qualifications to assess people. It very rarely happens anywhere, and the indisputable fact is that social relationships do matter. Who you know, not just what you know, it’s very important. At work, if you are in the numerical minority, regardless of your race or your gender or any other characteristics about you, it can be harder to build relationships. The psychological feeling of separation and lack of integration with others can occur anywhere when you are in the numerical minority. A parallelism with financial remuneration is often evident. It would be interesting to undertake a similar study in different Countries with different ethnic backgrounds.
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