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Engendering gender equality in professional employment: can policy rise to the occasion?

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-28 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T20:27:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T20:27:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5262
dc.description.abstract Women are increasingly accessing employment areas even in traditionally male-dominated fields like medicine, but they struggle to participate to the same extent as their male counterparts, constraining their potential for advancement. As an example of the constraints women face within formal employment, there is clear evidence of gender differences in specialisation, when the literature on gender in the professions is examined. The traditional view is that this is an expected outcome, based on gender preferences resulting from socialisation. I support the more recent assertions that it be seen as a structural constraint, often experienced when a profession is increasingly feminised, due to mechanisms such as; gender stereotyping, gender discrimination, internal segregation and exclusion. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject GENDER EQUALITY en
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT en
dc.title Engendering gender equality in professional employment: can policy rise to the occasion? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 78 en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education, Science and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5424 en
dc.PageNumber 93-104 en
dc.outputnumber 3968 en
dc.bibliographictitle Wildschut, A. (2008) Engendering gender equality in professional employment: can policy rise to the occasion?. <i>Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity</i>. 78:93-104. en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Wildschut, A. en


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