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Some Legislative and Social Obstacles in Career of Slovene Women in Science

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  • Vilma Alina Soba

    (International School for Social and Business Studies, Slovenia)

  • Jana Goriup

    (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia)

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    The image of a woman in the present Slovene society is still linked to prejudice to set limits and makes her feel bad. Especially, because the environment's opinion contains some certain activities how a woman is incapable of doing or is not able to do them good enough. One of the areas with this belief is the area of science. One of the most important measures for encouraging women to pursue an academic/science career was the exclusion of maternity and her role in domestic work and later on also parental leave from the time set for elections to higher academic /scientific titles for women. The actual position of women in science and research in Slovenia is similar to those which have been observed all around the world: horizontal and vertical segregation, subtle discrimination and thus worse situation in regard to the male scientists, in spite of the quantitative prevalence of the women students at the graduate level. Our research aim was to study and research on the pattern of casual 206 women. We were particularly concentrated on their present position which in great dimension is denoted by discrimination and inequality; especially as her formal work is understood as her precarious work and her domestic work as invisible and unpaid, from “love” done work. We determinated the position of women in the field of science and in her domestic environment. But we have to consider the fact how in comparison with the past, women are nowadays allowed to take new roles and possibilities of public activities, but only when the traditional duties are preserved. That is why we can assert that women in science are sexually discriminated

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    This chapter was published in: Vilma Alina Soba & Jana Goriup , , pages 775-785, 2012.

    This item is provided by International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia in its series Knowledge and Learning: Global Empowerment; Proceedings of the Management, Knowledge and Learning International Conference 2012 with number 775-785.

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    Keywords: women; science; education; domestic work; family; balance; discrimination; inequality; Slovene society;

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