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Gender, age and ageism: experiences of women managers in Finland and Scotland

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  • Marjut Jyrkinen
  • Linda McKie
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    This article explores the intersectionality of gender and age in work and careers of women managers. Interviews were conducted with women senior managers in two EU countries, namely Finland and Scotland. These countries have demographic and economic similarities, but there are differences in welfare regimes, economies and employment policies. Using the approach of biographical matching the article compares how women managers in these countries encounter gendered ageism in the different stages of their careers. Data illustrate the myriad ways in which women experience ageism and lookism. The conclusion reflects upon these processes of gendering management which persist across these two labour markets.

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    Article provided by British Sociological Association in its journal Work, Employment & Society.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 61-77

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:woemps:v:26:y:2012:i:1:p:61-77

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    Keywords: age; biographical matching; careers; gender; women managers; work;

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