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Making the reverse trend. Barriers and resources in the construction of working careers desired by women
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO  
Author/s: Anna Carreri 
Year:  2017 Issue: 148 Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 75-90 FullText PDF:  116 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SL2017-148005
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The article adopts the multidimensional approach of «agency-capability gap» (Hobson, 2013) to analyze the working careers of women from their point of view. The analysis is focused on the (non) conversion processes of personal, institutional and cultural resources into effective career results ( functionings). Subject of analysis are 24 life stories of Italian highly educated women. They are «nonstandard » workers, who invested and believed in developing a career, but after having children they have begun to hypothesize the "reverse trend" compared to their initial goals. The article sheds light on the across-the-board constraints along the life course which weaken the capabilities of women.
Keywords: Gender-gap, agency, capability, women’s working careers

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Anna Carreri, Making the reverse trend. Barriers and resources in the construction of working careers desired by women in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 148/2017, pp. 75-90, DOI:10.3280/SL2017-148005

   

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