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Is a women's place still in the home?: gender-role attitudes and women's position in the South African labour market

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-05T13:15:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-05T13:15:35Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-09 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14810
dc.description.abstract At the dawn of South Africas democracy, access to resources, employment opportunities and well-paid jobs were starkly divided along racial and traditional gender lines. Women in general, and black women in particular, were largely relegated to the domestic sphere and to lower-income employment, most often involving service or care work (Ntuli & Wittenberg 2013; Orr & Van Meelis 2014). Reversing this status quo by integrating women into the labour market became an important goal of South Africas transformation agenda (Ntuli & Wittenberg 2013). The last few decades have seen a definite growth in womens employment, yet on the whole, men, and white men in particular, are still in a better position than their female counterparts (Orr & Van Meelis 2014). Men as a group experience lower rates of unemployment, higher-paid employment, more opportunities for career advancement and lower participation in unprotected forms of employment like domestic work, subsistence farming and small-scale informal activities (Casale & Posel 2002). The increase in female employment has been accompanied by a simultaneous decline in the quality of jobs available to women (Orr & Van Meelis 2014), which we outline in more detail in this chapter. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.subject LABOUR MARKET en
dc.subject FAMILY WELL-BEING en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS) en
dc.title Is a women's place still in the home?: gender-role attitudes and women's position in the South African labour market en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume April 2019 en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African Social Attitudes: 2nd report: reflections on the age of hope en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Mokomane, Z. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Struwig, J. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Roberts, B. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Gordon, S. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11009 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21774 en
dc.PageNumber 182-208 en
dc.outputnumber 10113 en
dc.bibliographictitle Timol, F., Lynch, I. & Morison, T. (2019) Is a women's place still in the home?: gender-role attitudes and women's position in the South African labour market. In: Mokomane, Z., Struwig, J., Roberts, B. & Gordon, S. (eds).<i>South African Social Attitudes: 2nd report: reflections on the age of hope</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 182-208. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Timol, F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Lynch, I. en
dc.contributor.author3 Morison, T. en


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