Onwards and Upwards? Gender and Work in Ireland

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Title: Onwards and Upwards? Gender and Work in Ireland
Authors: O'Sullivan, Sara
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6264
Date: May-2012
Abstract: It can be argued that the Irish workforce has been revolutionised over the past 25 years, as married women entered the world of paid work in increasing numbers, bolstering the female participation rate. There have also been changes in gender roles and gender role attitudes over the period. This review will present sociological research analysing this major social change, including research that places the Irish case in a comparative European and international context. The review will mirror the main foci of the field, paying particular attention to research on gender role attitudes, occupational segregation and unpaid work. The gendering of the Irish workforce has been a complex and uneven process, involving continuities as well as changes. Overall, the sexual division of labour remains a key feature of paid and unpaid work in Ireland, and the concept has considerable explanatory power in relation to persistent gender inequalities.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: Sociology Compass
Volume: 6
Issue: 5
Start page: 376
End page: 388
Copyright (published version): 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Keywords: Gender and employmentOccupational segregationIreland
DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2012.00458.x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Sociology Research Collection

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