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Training and Career Experiences of Women Part-time Workers in a Finance Sector Organisation: Persistent Remnant of the ‘Reserve Army’?

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  • Jenny Whittard

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Presenting findings of case study research on employees in a finance sector organisation, this paper explores the linkages between dependant care responsibilities, part-time work and the implications for training and career progression. The study finds that while overtly equitable training and career progression policies exist, the experiences of part-time employees with caring responsibilities are a persistent remnant of the ‘reserve army’ mentality; i.e. women part-time workers are seen as peripheral to the core business and deterred from critical training essential to career progression within the organisation.

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  • Jenny Whittard, 2003. "Training and Career Experiences of Women Part-time Workers in a Finance Sector Organisation: Persistent Remnant of the ‘Reserve Army’?," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 6(4), pages 537-557, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ozl:journl:v:6:y:2003:i:4:p:537-557
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    1. Margaret Nowak & Marita Naude & Gail Thomas, 2012. "Sustaining Career through Maternity Leave," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 15(3), pages 201-216.

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    Keywords

    Time Allocation; Human Capital; Time Allocation; Work Behavior; and Employment Determination;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J29 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Other

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