Age Gender and Work

These contradictions in the IT industry do not add up to a friendly work environment for women or family-oriented men. At the same time, at least in principle, IT work is often flexible, with greater opportunities for taking advantage ...


Author: Julie Ann McMullin

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774819732

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In the new knowledge-based economy, information technology is a major field of employment. However, the fast pace of technological innovation, globalization, and the volatile stock market have made IT an increasingly risky business for some employees more than for others. This volume examines how women and older workers in small IT companies are disproportionately vulnerable to economic uncertainty within their industry. Drawing on original survey and interview data, the authors explore how gender and age affect work and workplace culture to produce a fresh contribution to the literature on inequality.

Gender Age and Inequality in the Professions

Holvino, E (2010) 'Intersections: The Simultaneity of Race, Gender and Class in Organization Studies' 17 Gender, Work & Organization 248–249. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0432.2008.00400.x Johnson, TJ (1972) Professions and Power (London, ...


Author: Marta Choroszewicz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351052443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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The literature on gender and professions shows that professional careers continue to be impacted by gender – albeit with important differences among professions and countries. Much less researched is the issue of the significance of gender and age-cohort or generation to professional work. Gender, Age and Inequality in the Professions explores men’s and women’s experiences of professional work and careers through an intersectional lens by focusing on the intersection of gender and age. The chapters explore different professions – including Medicine, Nursing, Law, Academia, Information Technology and Engineering – in different Western countries, in the present and over time. Through original research, and critical re-analysis of existing research, each of the chapters explores the significance of gender and age-cohort or generation to professional work, with particular attention to professionals just entering professional careers, those building professional careers, and comparisons of men and women in professions across generational cohorts. The book contributes to literature on inequalities in the professions by demonstrating the ways in which gender and age converge to confer privilege and produce disadvantage, and the ways in which gender inequality is reproduced, and disrupted, through the activities of professionals on the job. The book constitutes a departure point for future research in terms of theoretical perspectives and empirical findings on how gendered and age-related processes are produced and reproduced in particular organisational, professional and socio-cultural contexts. To enhance generational understanding, relationships and collaboration in educational institutions, organisations and professions, the book ends with a section on policy recommendations for educators, professionals, professional organisations as well as policy- and decision-makers. This book will also appeal to students and researchers in the fields of Sociology, Gender Studies, Organisational and Management Studies, Law, Medicine, Engineering and Information Technology as well as related disciplines.

Is the Last Mile the Longest Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries

Figure 3.3 decomposes growth in the working-age (15-64) female employment rate into parts that can be accounted for by young women aged 15-24, by parenting-age women aged 25-54, and by slightly older women aged 55-64.


Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264300040


Page: 92

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Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have led the way for modern family and gender policy. This report shows that improvements in gender equality have contributed considerably to their economic growth.

Living Wages Equal Wages Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States

By mid-century, the age of a woman's children was pivotal. Women with young children were less likely to work in paid employment than women with school-age children. As noted by historian William Chafe (1991), caring for children full ...


Author: Deborah M. Figart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134480173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 626

Wage setting has historically been a deeply political and cultural as well as economic process. This informative and accessible book explores how US wage regulations in the twentieth century took gender, race-ethnicity and class into account. Focusing on social reform movements for living wages and equal wages, it offers an interdisciplinary account of how women's work and the remuneration for that work has changed along with the massive transformations in the economy and family structures. The controversial issue of establishing living wages for all workers makes this book both a timely and indispensable contribution to this wide ranging debate, and it will surely become required reading for anyone with an interest in modern economic issues.

Gender and the Contours of Precarious Employment

Another entails analysing the design and application of public policies extending supports to workers outside employment. six years of age, women. The distribution of unpaid work9 In 2005, the daily hours devoted to unpaid work ...


Author: Leah F. Vosko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135284701

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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Precarious employment presents a monumental challenge to the social, economic, and political stability of labour markets in industrialized societies and there is widespread consensus that its growth is contributing to a series of common social inequalities, especially along the lines of gender and citizenship. The editors argue that these inequalities are evident at the national level across industrialized countries, as well as at the regional level within federal societies, such as Canada, Germany, the United States, and Australia and in the European Union. This book brings together contributions addressing this issue which include case studies exploring the size, nature, and dynamics of precarious employment in different industrialized countries and chapters examining conceptual and methodological challenges in the study of precarious employment in comparative perspective. The collection aims to yield new ways of understanding, conceptualizing, measuring, and responding, via public policy and other means – such as new forms of union organization and community organizing at multiple scales – to the forces driving labour market insecurity.

Gender Racial Inequality at Work

Family constraints , demographic characteristics , and the percentage of women and men in sex - integrated jobs Females ... Family Constraints Married Single Children No children Child under 6 No young child Demographics Age < 25 26–35 ...


Author: Donald Tomaskovic-Devey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0875463053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Gender Unpaid Work and Care in India

Data from 2011 to 2012 showed almost 62 per cent of rural working-age women and about 65 per cent of urban working-age women were principally engaged in housework or were essentially performing domestic duties, including collection of ...


Author: Ellina Samantroy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000563566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 277

This book explores the paradox of women’s paid and unpaid work in India. It examines key themes including historical discourses, macroeconomic policies, employment trends, issues of tribal areas, public services and infrastructure, climate change and gendered migration and vulnerability of girl children. It highlights the play of gender norms, resource rights, identities and agency in women’s work. Building on feminist theoretical frameworks and empirical analyses from microstudies, the volume offers fresh perspectives for research and policy on women’s work in the Global South. A timely intervention, this multidisciplinary book will be useful to scholars and researchers of political economy, labour studies, women’s/gender studies, public policy, economics, development studies, sociology, South Asian studies and Global South studies. It will interest planners, policymakers, gender advocates, civil society organisations, human rights bodies and international organisations working towards ensuring gender equality and women’s rights.

Gender Work and Property

Livi-Bacci defines “definitive” singleness in the following way: “By convention, we consider masculine and feminine singleness to be “definitive” at the age of 50 and it is at this age that comparisons are generally made among ...


Author: Nancy Konvalinka

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593396613

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Why do young men born in many small villages in Spain tend, at the end of the twentieth century, to stay there to live, often remaining unmarried, while young women from the same villages tend to leave? In Gender, Work, and Property, Nancy Konvalinka explores this phenomenon using the case of one small village in northwestern Spain, and she extrapolates her findings there to understand similar processes elsewhere in Europe. The changes in this village are analyzed and documented through long-term ethnographic research, participant observation, interviews, kinship diagrams, life-course models, and archive study in order to help bring the village alive for the reader.

Gender and Communication at Work

Stanworth, C. (2000), 'Women and work in the information age', Gender, Work and Organization, 7(1): 20–32. Stokoe, E. H. (1998), 'Talking about gender: The conversational construction of gender categories in academic discourse', ...


Author: Mary Barrett

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754638407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 407

An up-to-date review of theory and research on how gender affects communication at work, it considers 'new' workplaces such as e-business and non-managerial work as well as cross-cultural dimensions and service sector work. The book encompasses a wide geographic perspective with research findings on a variety of business cultures.

Gender Injustice

women joining the labor force and an increase in the numbers of women in selfemployment. According to the latest statistics, the percentage of working age women that is 15 years and over joining the labor force continues to increase, ...


Author: Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351934633

Category: Law

Page: 312

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Gender equality and the importance of the law in combating discrimination are issues explored by this insightful work. Gender Injustice allows readers a better understanding of the issue of inequality and aims to increase the likelihood of achieving gender justice in the future. It investigates equality in employment for men and women in terms of the law, at both national and international levels, and looks at the primary role of legislation, which has an impact on the court process. It also discusses the two most important trade agreements of our day - namely the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty - in an historical and compelling analysis of women and equality. By providing a detailed examination of the relationship between gender and the law, the book will be an important read for those concerned with equal pay and equal access to employment.