Executive women at work
AbstractThis paper tracks the representation of executive women at work. First, the paper discusses the significant deficit of female managers (ABS 2007a), and a marked decline of women professionals from their mid to late 30s. Significant differences in age and sex distributions are evident between different occupational groups, and discriminatory practices continue to play a role. We discuss the implications of these patterns. Second, the paper describes how labour management policies might address the more salient gender issues. Our findings suggest that while some common ‘old’ perceptions related to women apparently more suited to particular professions are slowly being reversed, better policies related to equal representation are required.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10060.
Date of creation: 2008
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Gender; Executive women; Australia;
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- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
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- NEP-ALL-2008-08-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2008-08-21 (Business Economics)
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