I used to do that, but I don't think it's a good idea. There a
discrimination concern as you mentioned, both discriminating based on
information and rejecting to not be accused of discriminating. That
information would come out in the interview, if it needs to be discussed at
all.

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> Just a general question ... in your opinion, is it a good idea to
> include 'personal' information in a resume?
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> By personal, I'm talking about your marital status, number of kids,
> social clubs you belong to, etc.
>
> In the years I've been working, I've seen my share of resumes ... and
> I've always thought it would be a bad idea to include personal
> information.  Seems to me that (at least I think) many companies would
> automatically exclude such resumes so they couldn't be accused of
> discrimination.
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> I've seen resumes that, in addition to marital status; kids; social
> clubs; etc, included religious affiliation; political party; and the
> like.  Of course, I've also seen resumes that included bible passages.
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> On that note ... I'm wondering if it's even a good idea to include your
> age (although, based on experience, it's probably trivial to guess a
> persons age even if it's not included).
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